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Police Officer J. C. Parks | Danville Police Department, Virginia Danville Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

J. C. Parks

Danville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, September 7, 1883

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/6/1883

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer J. C. Parks was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for threatening his wife with a pistol. The victim's son had notified Officer Parks of the disturbance and brought him to the residence.

As Officer Parks reached the house the man began to pull out the pistol. Officer Parks reached out to grab the gun, but the man fired, striking Officer Parks in the abdomen. Despite being seriously wounded, the two struggled for a short time, until the suspect was subdued by others.

The suspect was acquitted of Officer Parks' murder the following month under the premise that Officer Parks did not have a warrant to arrest him.

Officer Parks had served with the Danville Police Department for three years.

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Today, "A" Shift dedicates our watch to you brother. You will never be forgotten. R.I.P.

SGT. J.L. SLAUGHTER
RADFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT, VA
September 7, 2012

 

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