Deputy Constable James Parsons

Deputy Constable James Parsons

Carter County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 1935

Add to My Heroes

James Parsons

Deputy Constable James Parsons was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two drunk men who were attempting to selling moonshine outside of a church service in Clifty.

As one of the men started running away the other pulled out a handgun and ordered Deputy Parsons not to chase him. As Deputy Parsons attempted to place him under arrest the man opened fire, striking him several times.

Both suspects fled into the hills surrounding the town. The man who shot Deputy Constable Parsons was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Deputy Parsons was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 69
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.