Trooper First Class William P. Mills, Jr.

Trooper First Class William P. Mills, Jr.

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, June 8, 1979

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William P. Mills, Jr.

Trooper Mills was shot and killed while investigating a domestic complaint involving two neighbors in Brookview, Maryland. While on the scene he was shot in the chest with a .38 caliber handgun and knocked down. As he attempted to draw his weapon he was shot in the chest with a high powered rifle. The man who shot him also shot and killed the neighbor he had been arguing with.

On November 6, 1979, the 68 year-old suspect was found not guilty by reason of insanity and sent to a mental institution.

Trooper Mills had been with the agency for almost nine years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not guilty by reason of insanity

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TFC Miller,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Maryland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 8, 2019

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