Baltimore County Honors Sergeant Mark Frank Parry
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County Police honored Sergeant Mark Frank Perry, who died in the line of duty in 2001.
Parry was not scheduled to work on December 27, 2001, but he volunteered to go on patrol to help the department and his community. He was patrolling Towson that fateful day when a driver under the influence struck his vehicle and fled the scene.
Parry passed away from his injuries on January 21, 2022, with his family around him. According to the department, he was happily married with three kids at the time of his death. His sister and brother also survive him.
The drunk driver who killed Parry was eventually arrested, charged, sentenced, and deported, according to police.
Parry served with the Baltimore County Police Department for 16 years, the United States Army for two years, and with the Army Reserves for six years.
The sergeant’s name lives on within the Baltimore County Police Department and is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.