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

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You are never forgotten, my I lost my Father in an airplane accident May 3, 1974.
I will remember you all, the service you have given, and the ultimate price that was paid to serve and protect. I am so appreciative of your bravery.

Marie Leeds (civilian)

May 23, 2018

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