Trooper Walter Sinton Parrish

Trooper Walter Sinton Parrish

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, October 4, 1953

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Walter Sinton Parrish

Trooper Walter Parrish was killed in an automobile crash while on patrol on Shirley Highway (modern-day I-95), near the Lorton overpass, in Fairfax County.

It is believed that he was attempting to catch up with a speeder when his patrol car went out of control and careened down a 35-foot embankment at 1:20 am.

Trooper Parrish was assigned to the Ingleside Barracks. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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Rest in peace Trooper Parrish.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 2, 2022

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