Trooper Gary P. Parker

Trooper Gary P. Parker

New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire

End of Watch Wednesday, November 29, 1989

Add to My Heroes

Gary P. Parker

Trooper Parker and Trooper Joseph Gearty were killed when their patrol car was crushed by a load of wood that had fallen from a tractor-trailer on Route 25 near the Wentworth/Warren town line.

Trooper Parker and Trooper Gearty were transporting a prisoner when the tractor-trailer lost the load of wood that fell onto the patrol car. The prisoner was also killed in the accident. Trooper Gearty succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with vehicular manslaughter but acquitted at trial.

Trooper Parker had served with the New Hampshire State Police for over three years and had previously served with the Wolfeboro Police Department for over six years. It was Trooper Parker's first day assigned to Troop E. He was survived by his expectant wife and son.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, transport

Most Recent Reflection

View all 21 Reflections

Trooper Parker, it has been 34 years since you were taken from us and I marched with hundreds of other brothers and sisters in the processions for you and Joe. I wish it had been my last.

New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 29, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.