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 and 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 set up near Mineral Point. The subject was found to be unfit to stand trial and was sent to the Department of Mental Health.

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


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 914

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Unfit to stand trial

ambush, medical call

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Deputy Sheriff Parsons,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washington County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy


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December 15, 2022

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