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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

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Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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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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