Deputy Sheriff John C. Parrish

Deputy Sheriff John C. Parrish

Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, February 2, 1922

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John C. Parrish

Deputy Sheriff John Parrish was shot and killed while following up on a tip about an illegal moonshine still.

His younger brother had accompanied him as he attempted to locate it. They encountered a subject at the still who opened fire, mortally wounding both of them. Despite his wounds, Deputy Parrish was able to return fire and killed the subject.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Deputy Sheriff Parrish,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Walker County.


United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2022

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