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Deputy Sheriff Lawrence H. McParlin | Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Deputy Sheriff

Lawrence H. McParlin

Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 21, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: District of Columbia

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Deputy Sheriff Lawrence McParlin and Officer John Conrad, of the Metropolitan Police Department, DC, were shot and killed while attempting to serve a South Carolina murder warrant on a suspect at 76 I Street, NW.

After shooting the two officers the suspect fled to 1500 Carrollburg Place, SW, where he was confronted by Lieutenant David Dunigan, also of the Metropolitan Police Department. During the ensuing shootout Lieutenant Dunigan was also fatally wounded and the suspect wounded.

The suspect escaped but was recaptured and hanged on January 22, 1925 in a Washington DC jail. Before execution the suspect claimed to have committed 12 murders.

Deputy McParlin was survived by his wife, daughter, father, three brothers and two sisters. He is buried at Hartland Central Cemetery in Hartland, New York.

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Is anyone related to the deceased Peter H. McParlin of Lockort Ny? He ran for Police Kustice around 1920.

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April 3, 2017

 

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