Policeman Fred A. Parlin

Policeman Fred A. Parlin

Butte Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Wednesday, March 18, 1896

Add to My Heroes

Fred A. Parlin

Policeman Parlin was shot and killed while investigating shots being fired.

Policeman Parlin was walking his beat when he heard a gunshot from a alley. When he went to investigate, he heard an argument inside a house. As Policeman Parlin opened the door to the house, he was met by several drunken men and shot once in the head. A suspect was arrested and charged with murder. A few weeks later he was freed after a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to support the charge.

Policeman Parlin had served with the Butte Police Department for one year and was survived by his wife and two children. He was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Butte.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

Most Recent Reflection

View all 5 Reflections

Officer Parlin,
Sir, even though it has been 115 years you are still remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Butte.



March 19, 2011

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.