Patrolman Claude Thomas Parks

Patrolman Claude Thomas Parks

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, September 10, 1943

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Claude Thomas Parks

Patrolman Claude Parks succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when his police motorcycle collided with a door of transit bus near the intersection of 28th Street and Wickham Avenue. He was taken tot he Elizabeth Buxton Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning.

Patrolman Parks served with the Newport News Police Department for four months and was survived by his wife, and infant child.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge 49

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 9, 1943


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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 10, 2020

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