Special Agent in Charge William Thomas Parr

Special Agent in Charge William Thomas Parr

United States Environmental Protection Agency - Criminal Investigations Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, January 17, 2002

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William Thomas Parr

Special Agent in Charge William Parr died after contracting a rare illness while conducting a protective detail assignment of the EPA's administrator on an overseas trip to southeast Asia. SAC Parr became extremely sick after eating local food in Thailand and died in his sleep after arriving in Agra, India.

SAC Parr was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and had retired from the United States Secret Service after 21 years. Following his service with the Secret Service, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Agency - Criminal Investigations Division where he served for two years before transferring to the Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General. He transferred back to the EPA three years later.

He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Location Overseas

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SAC Parr,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the USMC in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 17, 2022

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