Sergeant Mark Anthony Prynn

Sergeant Mark Anthony Prynn

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, February 9, 1909

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Mark Anthony Prynn

Sergant Prynn was killed after another officer’s gun accidentally discharged as he arrested a suspect. Sergeant Prynn dismounted his horse and cuffed the suspect. When another officer's horse bolted, his gun accidentally discharged, wounding Sergeant Prynn in the shoulder. He was treated by a local doctor and taken to Ashland Hospital. He was expected to recover. Due to a serious infection, he underwent emergency surgery and died February 9, 1909.
Sergeant Prynn had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for more than three years and was survived by his mother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 26, 1909

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Sgt. Prynn,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 9, 2019

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