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Trooper Walter Sinton Parrish | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia

Trooper

Walter Sinton Parrish

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, October 4, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 10/4/1953

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Parrish was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol on Shirley Highway, near the Lorton overpass, in Fairfax County. Trooper Parrish may have been attempting to catch up with a speeder when his patrol car went out of control and careened down a 35-foot embankment at 1:20 am.

Trooper Parrish was assigned to the Ingleside Barracks. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 5, 2010

 

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