Trooper William G. Doyle, 27, was shot and killed by escapees from a mental institution on December 14, 1967.
Trooper Doyle was making a vehicle and traffic stop when he was shot through the windshield of his Troop car by one round from a .270 caliber rifle. A large manhunt centered around the village of Parish and located the killers, their stolen vehicle and the murder weapon.
Trooper Doyle was a six-year veteran of the State Police and was the son of a retired Trooper. Both Trooper Doyle and his brother were assigned to the Pulaski Station.