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Trooper Gary P. Parker | New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire


Gary P. Parker

New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 29, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Trooper Parker and Trooper Joseph Gearty were killed when their patrol car was crushed by a load of wood which had fallen from a tractor trailer. They were transporting a prisoner when the tractor trailer lost the load of wood which fell onto the patrol car. The prisoner was also killed in the accident. Trooper Gearty succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The driver of the tractor trailer was charged with vehicular manslaughter but acquitted at trial.

Trooper Parker had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and son.

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Trooper Joseph Edward Gearty
New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire
End of Watch: Thursday, November 30, 1989
Cause: Automobile accident

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In our current troubled times for the brave men and women who wear the badge of honor I wanted you and your family to know that many of us greatly appreciate your sacrifice. 26 years may have passed but you are not forgotten Gary. Unfortunately, I did not have the honor of knowing you long as I was just a trainee assigned to Troop F when you were killed all those years ago but your sacrifice left an indelible mark on me forever.

TFC Charles Hanson
Retired, NH State Police
May 23, 2015


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