Trooper First Class Phillip Lee Russ

Trooper First Class Phillip Lee Russ

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, October 28, 1972

Phillip Lee Russ

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.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Trooper Russ,
On today, the 45th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Maryland. And to your Family and loved, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2017

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