Sergeant Danny Thomas Parrish

Sergeant Danny Thomas Parrish

Fort Pierce Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, January 18, 1991

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Danny Thomas Parrish

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Rest in peace Sergeant Parrish.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 16, 2019

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