Town Sergeant John Thomas Young

Town Sergeant John Thomas Young

Parksley Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, September 14, 1970

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John Thomas Young

Town Sergeant John Young was killed when his patrol car was struck by a hit and run driver at the intersection of Routes 316 and 681.

The juvenile driver of the other vehicle ran a stop sign and struck Town Sergeant Young's car as he was driving north bound towards Parksley. The driver fled the scene on foot and was arrested at a nearby labor camp several hours later.

Another officer and a passenger riding with Town Sergeant Young were injured.

Town Sergeant Young had served as police chief for 7 years. He is survived by his sister, two brothers, and two nephews.


  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 14, 2020

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