Officer Jesse R. Parris

Officer Jesse R. Parris

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 6, 1977

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Jesse R. Parris

Officer Jesse Parris was shot and killed after responding to a call of a man with a gun. Officer Parris encountered the suspect a block away from the address he was responding to. Officer Parris was shot once in the chest and killed as he attempted to arrest the suspect.

On August 1, 1979, the suspect, 57, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and received a 10 year suspended sentence and placed on probation.

Office Parris had served with the agency for 21 years.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 471

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to probation

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 6, 2020

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