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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On this actual anniversary of your untimely death I'd like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family.

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

February 9, 2021

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