Patrolman William Donald Paradine

Patrolman William Donald Paradine

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, September 14, 1932

William Donald Paradine

Patrolman William Paradine and Patrolman George Kruth were killed when their patrol motorcycles collided head-on on a sharp curve on the Peninsula Highway in Waterworks Park (modern day Presque Isle State Park).

The accident occurred on Patrolman Paradine's last day as a seasonal police officer for the park before returning to Princeton University as a student.

Patrolman Paradine was single at the time of his death.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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A fellow Paradine remembers you - struck down in the prime of your life. A promising young man, rest in peace.

T. Paradine
distant cousin

February 13, 2017

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