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Policeman Fred A. Parlin | Butte Police Department, Montana Butte Police Department, Montana


Fred A. Parlin

Butte Police Department, Montana

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 18, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Parlin was shot and killed while investigating shots being fired.

Policeman Parlin was walking his beat when he heard a gunshot from a alley. When he went to investigate, he heard an argument inside a house. As Policeman Parlin opened the door to the house, he was shot once in the head.

Policeman Parlin had served with the Butte Police Department for one year and was survived by his wife and child.

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Officer Parlin,
Sir, even though it has been 115 years you are still remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Butte.


March 19, 2011


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