Sergeant Ira Parker

Sergeant Ira Parker

Inkster Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, July 9, 1987

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Ira Parker

Sergeant Ira Parker, Officer Clay Hoover, and Officer Daniel Dubiel were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant for a bad check from a rental car agency on a 68 year-old woman and her three sons.

Officers Dubiel and Hoover entered the room first and were asked to help one of the sons who had recently had kidney dialysis treatment. Officer Dubiel then called Sergeant Parker to bring a summons instead of arresting the individuals, and the officers waited with the suspects. When Sergeant Parker arrived in the room the suspects opened fire killing the officers instantly. Before their arrest the suspects held officers at bay during a ten hour standoff as hundreds of rounds were fired from their room.

All four suspects were sentenced to three life terms in prison for their role in the murders. The mother died in prison June 12, 2011. One of her sons died in prison in 1996.

Sergeant Parker was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 8

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was a classmate of Ira and he was one of my brother best friends He was always a leader from sixth grade to twelfth grade he was elected our class president he went college and then to Vietnam and made it through only to be killed by an obvious sick family who paid with prison sentence but it want bring back our beloved Ira who grew up in thi small town of Augusta Arkansas we will never forget our classmate and brother forevermore in our hearts

Wattie Harmon
Classmate and friend

January 8, 2019

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