Captain James W. Parr, Sr.

Captain James W. Parr, Sr.

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 1966

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James W. Parr, Sr.

Captain James Parr drowned while chasing a prisoner across Pompano Canal west of the Florida Turnpike.

The inmate had escaped from the Pompano Road Prison the previous night. Captain Parr was leading a search party and spotted the prisoner in tall grass near the canal. As he started chasing the man he entered the water and drowned after becoming tangled in the tall grass.

Captain Parr was assigned to the Pompano Road Prison. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

escape attempt

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