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Deputy Sheriff Christopher Richard Parsons | Washington County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Washington County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff

Christopher Richard Parsons

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 2 months

Badge # 914

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/15/2012

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: In custody

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Deputy Sheriff Chris Parsons was shot and killed from ambush after responding to a 911 call on Nugget Road, in Mineral Point, at approximately 2:10 am.

An ambulance had also responded to the location as a result of the 911 call regarding an unconscious woman. As the woman was loaded into the ambulance her son exited the mobile home fired a single shot with a shotgun, killing Deputy Parsons.

The subject fled into the nearby woods. He remained at large for approximately 15 hours until he turned himself in at a checkpoint setup near Mineral Point.

Deputy Parsons had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for only two months. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, and sibling.

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Not a day goes by that we do not think of you. You were only with us for a short time but you left an impression that will last forever. You gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the citizens of Washington County. Your service and dedication will never be forgotten.

Captain Michael Gum
Washington County Sheriffs Office
February 14, 2014


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