Deputy Sheriff Christopher Richard Parsons

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Richard Parsons

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Christopher Richard Parsons

Deputy Sheriff Chris Parsons was shot and killed from ambush after responding to a 911 call on Nugget Road, in Mineral Point, at approximately 2:10 am.

An ambulance had also responded to the location as a result of the 911 call regarding an unconscious woman. As the woman was loaded into the ambulance her son exited the mobile home fired a single shot with a shotgun, killing Deputy Parsons.

The subject fled into the nearby woods. He remained at large for approximately 15 hours until he turned himself in at a checkpoint setup near Mineral Point.

Deputy Parsons had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for only two months. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, and sibling.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 914

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender In custody

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That night,morning and next day continues to play over and over again with trying to figure out why God would take such a gentle giant so soon from us. My friend you were going to be the standard in the department for years to come but a coward took you from us. Its been almost 9 years since we graduated the academy and began our journey at the Sheriffs Office and I hope I am making you proud with how I serve the community and honoring your memory. Till we meet again.

Corporal Scott Pratt
Potosi Police Department

January 30, 2021

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