Marshal James C. A. Parsons

Marshal James C. A. Parsons

Centralia Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, June 30, 1903

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James C. A. Parsons

Marshal Parsons was shot and killed while watching a man at a local hotel who had made obscene remarks to several children. The man became disorderly and Marshal Parsons attempted to place him under arrest. A shootout ensued and Marshal Parsons was struck in the chest and fatally wounded.

The suspect fled into the woods with a posse in pursuit of him. On September 22, 1904, he was apprehended in Texas.

Marshal Parsons was survived by seven children. He was preceded in death by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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You were my Great, great grandfather. I am proud to be your descendant. May I get to meet you in heaven one day.

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