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Special Deputy Sheriff John Wheat Parsons | Tyler County Sheriff's Office, Texas Tyler County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Special Deputy Sheriff

John Wheat Parsons

Tyler County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, January 23, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 1/22/1904

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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.

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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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