Deputy Sheriff John C. Parrish

Deputy Sheriff John C. Parrish

Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, February 2, 1922

John C. Parrish

Deputy Sheriff John Parrish was shot and killed while following up on a tip about an illegal moonshine still.

His younger brother had accompanied him as he attempted to locate it. They encountered a subject at the still who opened fire, mortally wounding both of them. Despite his wounds, Deputy Parrish was able to return fire and killed the subject.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Deputy Sheriff Parrish,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Walker County.


United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2018

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