Trooper Charles W. "Chuck" Parks

Trooper Charles W. "Chuck" Parks

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 1973

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Charles W. "Chuck" Parks

Trooper Charles Parks was shot and killed when he stopped two armed robbery suspects on Interstate 95 in Nassau County.

The suspects had robbed a finance company in Woodbine, Georgia. One suspect shot him when he found the money they took during a search of their car. Both were apprehended a mile from the scene by several state troopers. Both were convicted of murder and received life sentences.

I-95 at the Welcome Center in Nassau County, Florida, was renamed the Trooper Charles W. Parks Memorial Highway.

Trooper Parks had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for six years. He is survived by his pregnant wife and daughter. His second daughter was born a few months later.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Life sentence


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Trooper Parks died at 28yrs of age.
After serving 6 years.

The good die young.

Citizen-Danielle Morrow
Nassau County

April 26, 2022

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