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Marshal James C. A. Parsons | Centralia Police Department, Washington Centralia Police Department, Washington


James C. A. Parsons

Centralia Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 30, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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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.

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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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