Special Deputy Sheriff John Wheat Parsons

Special Deputy Sheriff John Wheat Parsons

Tyler County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 1904

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John Wheat Parsons

Special Deputy Sheriff John W. Parsons succumbed to a gunshot wound when his pistol fell from his pocket, discharging and fatally wounding him at the Griffith Hotel.

He was survived by his wife and son.

Special Deputy Parsons was buried in the Segrest Cemetery in Tyler County.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Friday, January 22, 1904

accidental discharge

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Deputy Sheriff Parsons,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tyler County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 23, 2024

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