Lieutenant Levi Parker

Lieutenant Levi Parker

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, May 4, 1856

Levi Parker

Lieutenant Levi Parker was shot on April 27th, 1856, while attempting to stop a man from beating his wife. The unarmed subject pulled a pistol and shot Lieutenant Parker in the left shoulder.

Lieutenant Parker died eight days later at 1:00 a.m. on the morning of May 4, 1856.

The subject was charged, convicted, and sentenced to life. However, in January 1862, the Supreme Court ordered a new trial for him. He was again convicted, this time of second degree murder and again sentenced to life. A few years later, convinced that he was to return to Ireland, the governor of Ohio pardoned him and, once pardoned, the man went to Covington, Kentucky.

Lieutenant Parker was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 27, 1856
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Lieutenant Levi Parker of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 4, 2018

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