Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Incident Date: 10/28/1972
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Trooper First Class Thomas Asa Noyle