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.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Marshal Parsons: You are remembered today. Please accept a sincere thank you from the citizens of Centralia Washingto.

Captain "Irish Mike" McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

May 29, 2015

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