Patrolman James Alvin Parker

Patrolman James Alvin Parker

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 1974

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James Alvin Parker

Patrolman James Parker and Sergeant John Hackett were killed in a police helicopter accident along McCoy Road south of Reidsville.

The helicopter they were flying in struck high-tension wires adjacent to a recently constructed bridge.

Patrolman Parker was a military veteran and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for 20 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash

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It’s so heartwarming to see others on here talking about how great of a man you were. I wasn’t lucky enough to know you when you were on this earth, but you sure live on through my mama. She looks like you, is wickedly funny, seeks adventure, has a passion for all people, and loves her family as you did. Bruce says she even laughs like you. I get to hear all about your pranks and adventures through them as they reminisce about growing up together. I think you would have been the best granddad a girl could ask for.


October 13, 2023

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