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Deputy Claude M. Parsons | Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

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Claude M. Parsons

Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, July 21, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Claude Parsons was killed in an automobile crash while pursuing a vehicle suspected of transporting illegal whiskey.

He and two other deputies were chasing the vehicle on Conway Highway and were attempting to pass two other vehicles when one of the cars attempted to turn left, causing their patrol car to swerve and crash.

Deputy Parsons had served with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, three grandchildren, parents, and nine siblings.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst anniversary of your death. 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 22, 2010

 

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