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Assistant Chief of Police Lloyd M. Parton | Bessemer City Police Department, North Carolina Bessemer City Police Department, North Carolina

Assistant Chief of Police

Lloyd M. Parton

Bessemer City Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, June 19, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Pardoned in 1956

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Assistant Chief Parton was shot and killed as he stepped out of his patrol car at the home of a man who was causing a drunken disturbance. The suspect was known to Assistant Chief Parton, who had dealt with him several times before. The suspect called the police department after shooting Assistant Chief Parton to report the incident.

The man was taken into custody and convicted of Assistant Chief Parton's murder. He was sentenced to life in prison on July 30, 1948. He was pardoned by Governor Luther H. Hodges August 7, 1956. He was killed in an automobile accident in Wake County October 15, 1975.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 19, 2015

 

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