Captain Jonathan Parnell

Captain Jonathan Parnell

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Jonathan Parnell

Captain Jonathan Parnell died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Captain Parnell had served with the Detroit Police Department for 31 years and was assigned to the Homicide Unit. He is survived by three sons.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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My dearest cousin/brother. Our hearts continue to be heavy although we know God decided you had done all he sent you to do. Your laughter, your smile, your seriousness is all missed so much. Our family gatherings that we cherished so dearly will NEVER be the same. Our lives are all somewhat emptier without you. You made each of us so proud with your endless sacrifice to DPD & your family. God rest your soul. Until we meet again. I Love You

Deidra Parnell-Highbaugh/family
1st Cousin

May 24, 2020

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