Sergeant Mark Frank Parry

Sergeant Mark Frank Parry

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, January 21, 2002

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 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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Sometimes I really beg for a sign from you. I've lived 16 years without you and I just need something, anything, to prove to you're still with me. Adulthood has struck me in ways that highlight your absence that I really didn't anticipate.

2 weeks ago, we had our Meet the Teacher night at school. I met my sixth 1st grade class, which is so crazy to me!! I was approached by one mother who asked "Are you Mark Parry's daughter?" I was caught off guard. She proceeded to share with me that she is a detective at Baltimore Co PD. She was a cadet when she first met you, and she soon worked under you. She said you always looked out for her and that has always stuck with her. Before leaving, she made sure to tell me how proud you would be.

And there is my sign from you. Thank you, Dad. I love you!


September 17, 2018

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