Trooper Walter Sinton Parrish

Trooper Walter Sinton Parrish

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, October 4, 1953

Walter Sinton Parrish

Trooper Walter Parrish was killed in an automobile crash while on patrol on Shirley Highway (modern-day I-95), near the Lorton overpass, in Fairfax County.

It is believed that he was 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.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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