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Trooper First Class Phillip Lee Russ | Maryland State Police, Maryland Maryland State Police, Maryland

Trooper First Class

Phillip Lee Russ

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch: Saturday, October 28, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 10/28/1972

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Philip Russ and Trooper Thomas Noyle were killed when their Bell Jet Ranger helicopter crashed while they were conducting a med-evac to the Maryland Trauma Center.

The aircraft encountered heavy fog and crashed near Bennett's Paint Road in Queenstown when the pilot attempted to land.
Trooper Russ had been employed with the Maryland State Police for almost four years.

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Trooper First Class Thomas Asa Noyle
Maryland State Police, Maryland
End of Watch: Saturday, October 28, 1972
Cause: Aircraft accident

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2014

 

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