Sergeant Perry Critchell

Sergeant Perry Critchell

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, March 20, 1954

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Perry Critchell

Sergeant Perry Critchell was killed in an automobile crash when another vehicle ran a stop sign on U.S. Highway 27 (present-day Old U.S. 27).

Sergeant Critchell and the Gogebic County Sheriff were returning from Lansing when a vehicle turned in front of them. Sergeant Crtchell was unable to stop. Sergeant Critchell died instantly. The Sheriff and driver of the other vehicle were taken to a hospital in Grayling with serious injuries.

Sergeant Critchell had served with the Michigan State Police for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, four brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, vehicle crash

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Sgt. Critchell,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 20, 2024

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