Assistant Chief of Police Lloyd M. Parton

Assistant Chief of Police Lloyd M. Parton

Bessemer City Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 19, 1948

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Lloyd M. Parton

Assistant Chief Parton was shot and killed as he stepped out of his patrol car at the home of a man who was causing a drunken disturbance. The suspect was known to Assistant Chief Parton, who had dealt with him several times before. The suspect called the police department after shooting Assistant Chief Parton to report the incident.

The man was taken into custody and convicted of Assistant Chief Parton's murder. He was sentenced to life in prison on July 30, 1948. He was pardoned by Governor Luther H. Hodges August 7, 1956. He was killed in an automobile accident in Wake County October 15, 1975.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Pardoned in 1956

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