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Policeman Michael W. Parker | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

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Michael W. Parker

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 18, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 13031

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Policeman Michael Parker was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and North Alvarado Street while pursuing a motorcycle that was believed to have been stolen.

The motorcycle collided with Policeman Parker's patrol car, causing it to leave the roadway and strike a utility pole. Policeman Parker was ejected from the patrol car and suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the motorcycle suffered critical injuries and was subsequently charged with manslaughter.

Policeman Parker had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, 11-month-old daughter, mother, and two sisters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 26, 2013

 

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