Marshal James C. A. Parsons

Marshal James C. A. Parsons

Centralia Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, June 30, 1903

James C. A. Parsons

Marshal Parsons was shot and killed while watching a man at a local hotel who had made obscene remarks to several children. The man became disorderly and Marshal Parsons attempted to place him under arrest. A shootout ensued and Marshal Parsons was struck in the chest and fatally wounded.

The suspect fled into the woods with a posse in pursuit of him.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Marshal Parsons: You are remembered today. Please accept a sincere thank you from the citizens of Centralia Washingto.

Captain "Irish Mike" McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

May 29, 2015

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