Trooper First Class Donald Eugene Parkerson, Jr.

Trooper First Class Donald Eugene Parkerson, Jr.

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, September 18, 1973

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Donald Eugene Parkerson, Jr.

Trooper Parkerson and Trooper Charles Rathell were killed when their Bell Jet Ranger helicopter crashed in Beltsville. The crew were attempting an emergency landing after an engine failure.
Trooper Parkerson had been with the agency for three years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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