Special Deputy Sheriff John Wheat Parsons

Special Deputy Sheriff John Wheat Parsons

Tyler County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 1904

John Wheat Parsons

Tyler County Special Deputy Sheriff John W. Parsons’ pistol fell from his pocket, discharging, and fatally wounding him. He died at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 1904.

Parsons was buried in the Segrest Cemetery in Tyler County. He was survived by his wife, Amanda Goode Parsons, and son, E. Thurston Parsons.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Friday, January 22, 1904

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Heroes live forever, Deputy Parsons, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Tyler County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 23, 2013

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