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.

Bio

  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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A big thank you to all who have written here. I am his nephew and at 65 I had no idea this was even here. He was a great man. He would take my brother and I for rides in the police car around town. To the drug store or Lunch box for hamburger and ice cream. God bless all of you who serve today.

John Twyford
Nephew

July 18, 2021

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