Trooper Milton Veasily Purnell, Jr.

Trooper Milton Veasily Purnell, Jr.

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 1975

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Milton Veasily Purnell, Jr.

Trooper Milton Purnell was killed in an automobile crash on Route 50 near Cambridge at about 6:40 am

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole at a service station.

Trooper Purnell had served with the Maryland State Police for 17 months.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

May 29, 2021

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