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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Parker, Jr. | Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Samuel Parker, Jr.

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle accident

Incident Date: 12/19/1974

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Deputy Samuel Parker succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident one month earlier.

The accident caused one of his feet to be severed. As he was being prepared for surgery the next month, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Deputy Parker had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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