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Sergeant Ira Parker | Inkster Police Department, Michigan Inkster Police Department, Michigan

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Ira Parker

Inkster Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Thursday, July 9, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 8

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Ira Parker, Officer Clay Hoover, and Officer Daniel Dubiel were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant for a bad check from a rental car agency on a 68 year-old woman and her three sons.

Officers Dubiel and Hoover entered the room first and were asked to help one of the sons who had recently had kidney dialysis treatment. Officer Dubiel then called Sergeant Parker to bring a summons instead of arresting the individuals, and the officers waited with the suspects. When Sergeant Parker arrived in the room the suspects opened fire killing the officers instantly. Before their arrest the suspects held officers at bay during a ten hour standoff as hundreds of rounds were fired from their room.

All four suspects were sentenced to three life terms in prison for their role in the murders. The mother died in prison June 12, 2011. One of her sons died in prison in 1996.

Sergeant Parker was survived by his wife and four children.

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Like many below i was also glued to the TV and the days after. The cowardly acts of the mother and family trying to further harm others in community , including their bold attempts to counter entry, were despicable. The thing I most feel for and thank, are the officers below who put the public first even after seeing their brothers fall. To the family below, I am very sorry for your loss. These officers will never be forgotten.

Mr. Matt Schiller
Civilian
December 6, 2016

 

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