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


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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Your name is forever engraved into my badge, and those of your new brothers and sisters. Everyday we patrol the streets of Fort Pierce, you protect and look over us. We carry your name and memory on our chest everyday. We have the watch still, and will never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made for the people of our city. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Fort Pierce Police Department
January 9, 2017


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