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

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.

Bio

  • 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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I was a young girl when you passed - too young to really remember you but I grew up knowing how brave you were and how you passed. Wish you had been here to see your children grow and now your grand kids - Rest in Peace Bill - You will never be forgotten

Kalee Hurley
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December 15, 2015

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