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Sheriff Daniel R. Parker | Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Illinois Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Sheriff

Daniel R. Parker

Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, April 8, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 37 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sheriff Daniel Parker was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunken driver while he was involved in a pursuit of a stolen car.

The drunken driver was arrested but committed suicide while in custody. The driver of the stolen car was also arrested several hours later.

Sheriff Parker had served with the Clinton County Sheriff's Department for 37 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Sheriff Parker's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-19-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
September 19, 2016

 

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