Senior Patrolman First Class Troy Bean is a graduate of Seaford Senior High School. He completed Marine Corps Boot Camp at Paris Island and served in the 2nd Marine Division. His unit was deployed to Somalia for a humanitarian mission. Once their mission was completed, they were then deployed to Okinawa, Japan and began conducting Jungle Warfare training for 6 months.
While serving overseas, Spfc. Bean received training with the Korean ROK Marines in Mountain Warfare. After returning to the United States, his unit was then deployed to Kuwait where he served as a member of a Marine Security Team for the Port of Kuwait serving 7 months as Port Security. While serving in the Marine Corps he achieved the rank of Corporal and was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation for Cooperation Ospray. His other awards include the Service Deployment Ribbon, Certificate of Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal along with the Good Conduct Medal.
After completing his service in the Marine Corps he returned to work in the private sector working for organizations such as, NASCAR, AMA SuperBike and MotorCross Tour, and the Chevy Trucks Professional Ski and Snowboard Team. After returning to civilian work, Spfc. Bean still felt a need to serve the community. He began his law enforcement career after being selected to serve as a police officer for the Georgetown Police Department in 2004. Spfc. Bean graduated the Delaware State Police Academy and was awarded the Marksmanship Award.
He is currently a member of the Uniformed Patrol Unit, a member of the Emergency Response Team, and after successfully completing an intense Motor Training Program he is now assigned to the Georgetown Motor Unit.