Detective Isaac "Ike" Parsons

Detective Isaac "Ike" Parsons

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 24, 1914

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Isaac "Ike" Parsons

Detective Ike Parsons and Deputy Sheriff Arthur Taylor of the Harris County Sheriff's Office were accidentally shot by other officers while searching for a suspect near the intersection of Baron Street and Meadow Street.

They had responded to a call of a man who was terrorizing a neighborhood with a rifle.

Detective Parsons had been with the Houston Police Department for 11 days.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

mistaken identity, weapons violation

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Det. Parsons,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 24, 2024

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