1 Year Anniversary of the Killing of 28 Year old Ryan Randy Trotman

One year ago we learned of the tragic killing of Ryan Randy Trotman. His mother wrote at the time that Ryan was:

“A damn hard working young man, who graduated from District of Columbia with a double major. Was up to the time of his death doing 2 jobs. He was well brought up and well trained, humble and respectful up to his death.”

I just received a note from his sister:

“On Monday Ryan’s murderer will be going on trial, and because of your last post about my brother my mother asks if you can do a new one asking everyone for their prayers on giving this criminal what he deserves.”

To the family of Mr. Trotman please accept my prayers and wishes that you are able to find peace during this terrible time. I hope the fond memories of your son and brother provide a bit of comfort and a ray of sunlight when the days are darkest.

Ed. Note: For those that are not religious please remember that a mother has lost her son and sisters their brother so please be respectful in the comments.

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  • RIP. I hope the animal who killed an obviously hard-working and decent man gets what’s coming to him.

  • My condolences. I hope the justice system works.

  • Yes, I hope he gets what he has coming to him. A fair trial.

    On average a person was murdered in DC about once every two and a half days. Ryan was only one of 141. In a city that’s around 50 square miles (right?) that’s pretty scary.

  • I was standing on my front porch when this murder occured. I heard the shots and saw the car speeding down the road on an otherwise peaceful night.

    If you are impacted by this crime please consider submitting a community impact statement (CIS) to the judge. CIS are used by the judge at sentencing to encourage a penalty that matches the crime. The courts routinely return repeat offenders to our corners, and often murderers are included in this revolving door. Many criminals, even those who are chronic repeat offenders get light or suspended sentences as a reward for pleading guilty. Note: For more information go to: https://www.dccourts.gov/pa/

    If you wish to remain anonymous please email your letter to me ([email protected]) and I will pass it along to the organizer of the CCJAI program. If you prefer to send a statement to the courts on your own, please contact the United States Attorney’s Office.

    • Thanks for sharing this resource, I know that I wasn’t aware of it.

      Sending my thoughts and prayers to Ryan’s family.

  • You’re in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • I will also be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  • You bring a face to the crimes that happen in our city. I hope your family finds peace. I also hope that the court system locks up these murders away from the general public so that another family doesn’t go through what you are going through. ENOUGHT

  • Yesterday the perpetrator of the crime (shooting of Ryan trotman) was found guilty of charges. Please assist in filling out the CIS as Cliff sugeested so that the Killer can receive a justifiable sentence.

    RIP Ryan.

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