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Patrolman William Donald Paradine | Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania

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William Donald Paradine

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 14, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman William Paradine and Patrolman George Kruth were killed when their patrol motorcycles collided head-on on a sharp curve on the Peninsula Highway in Waterworks Park (modern day Presque Isle State Park).

The accident occurred on Patrolman Paradine's last day as a seasonal police officer for the park before returning to Princeton University as a student.

Patrolman Paradine was single at the time of his death.

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Patrolman George B. Kruth
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Thursday, September 15, 1932
Cause: Motorcycle crash

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A fellow Paradine remembers you - struck down in the prime of your life. A promising young man, rest in peace.

T. Paradine
distant cousin
February 13, 2017

 

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