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Special Agent Mack Carroll Parsons | United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

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Mack Carroll Parsons

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, September 20, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Location: South Carolina

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Special Agent Mack Parsons was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing bootleggers in Newberry County, South Carolina.

He and another agent were patrolling the Columbia-Greenville Highway at approximately 3:40 am when they spotted a vehicle known to transport whiskey. After a 20 mile chase the other vehicle stopped and the other agent exited the vehicle. As he approached the car, it suddenly reversed and drove around their car.

Agent Parsons, realizing there wasn't time to pickup the other agent, turned around and pursed the car for a considerable distance at a high rate of speed. The car suddenly swerved around a slow moving truck. Agent Parsons did not have time to take action and collided with the back of the truck, suffering fatal injuries.

Agent Parsons was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 20, 2012

 

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