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Trooper First Class William P. Mills, Jr. | Maryland State Police, Maryland Maryland State Police, Maryland

Trooper First Class

William P. Mills, Jr.

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch: Friday, June 8, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not guilty by reason of insanity

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary of your death. 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
June 15, 2012


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