Sergeant Mark Frank Parry

Sergeant Mark Frank Parry

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, January 21, 2002

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Mark Frank Parry

Sergeant Mark Parry succumbed to injuries received 25 days earlier when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on East Joppa Road near Pleasant Plains Road.

Sergeant Parry was a member of the detective unit and had offered to fill in for another supervisor in the patrol unit at the time.

The 41-year-old suspect fled the scene after the incident but was later apprehended and charged with several counts. Sergeant Parry received severe head and body injuries and remained in the hospital until succumbing to those injuries.

Sergeant Parry had served with the Baltimore County Police Department for 16 years and had previously served with the United States Army for two years and the Army Reserves for six years. He is survived by his wife, three children, sister, and brother.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 2921
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 27, 2001
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 14 years in prison

drunk driver

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I was one of the dispatcher who handled Sgt. Parry's
incident. There are things about that event that will always be with me. I never had the honor to meet him, but he sounds like he has a lot of the qualities his sister does so I know he had to be a special person. I found out I was chosen to receive The Sgt Mark Parry Distinguished Service Award, for a call I handled in the Woodlawn area. For me to have Sgt Parry's name on the Award means just as much to me as it does the reason I have been chosen to receive the Award.

Laura Lynn Rutter
Baltimore County 911 Communication Center

September 25, 2021

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