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Sergeant Danny Thomas Parrish | Fort Pierce Police Department, Florida Fort Pierce Police Department, Florida

Sergeant

Danny Thomas Parrish

Fort Pierce Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, January 18, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Sergeant Parrish was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling in the wrong way on a one way street and had one headlight out. The 18-year-old driver attempted to give Officer Parrish false names. Realizing this, Sergeant Parrish attempted to arrest the suspect who then spun around on the officer and took his service weapon. The suspect then shot him 14 times before fleeing. He was arrested the same night with the remaining two rounds from Sergeant Parrish's gun in his front pocket. The weapon was found buried in the suspect's back yard.

The suspect was sentenced to death and is now waiting for an appeal.

Sergeant Parrish was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant. He was survived by his wife and parents.

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25 years later and we still remember. We will never forget your service to our community and we will never forget your sacrifice.

Retired Sergent, Dennis McWilliams
Fort Pierce Police Department
January 19, 2016

 

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