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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who called you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 14, 2012

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