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Postal Inspector Preston Boyd Parnell | United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

Postal Inspector

Preston Boyd Parnell

United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Location: Alabama

Incident Date: 1/25/2007

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Postal Inspector Preston Parnell succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 43, near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on January 25th, 2007.

He was conducting an investigation into a major check fraud case stemming from Hurricane Katrina with a special agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation when they were involved in the crash. The driver of another vehicle had become distracted by a ringing cell phone and crashed into another car, which was then pushed into the path of their vehicle.

Inspector Parnell suffered severe head trauma, a broken neck, and other injuries. He never fully recovered and passed away as a result of the injuries on July 26th, 2012.

Inspector Parnell had served with the United States Postal Service for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons, and his parents.

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May you rest in peace and your loved ones begin to heal. You will not be forgotten and we will honor you in the work we do every day. Thank you for your service.

LAH, USPIS San Diego Domicile
February 25, 2013

 

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