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Trooper Jimmie Weldon Parks

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 10, 1975

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Reflections for Trooper Jimmie Weldon Parks

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Parks.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 13, 2019

When my brothers and their friends would have a bonfire in Coahoma he would stop by and check on them and sometimes stay long enough to have hotdogs with the boys. I have so many more stories like this. He was a Good man and a Good friend to my family

Keighla (Achard) Spencer

August 10, 2019

I remember him. He was always nice to me & a good friend of my Dad Harvey C Hooser Jr. Atty at Law.
I remember & respect you Mr Parks.

Leanna Hooser

August 10, 2019

I am grateful to you and all others who serve in the line of duty to protect us.

Lori Warren

June 9, 2016

Always remembered.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

August 10, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion and respect for you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 4, 2013

Mr. Parks stopped by our house one day and reminded my father that I should slow down while driving on IS-20. He was a good man and probably saved my life along with others. My Dad thought highly of him.

Jimmy Wright

January 26, 2012

Jimmie was a good friend of my dad's. My first job was in the Big Spring Highway Patrol office working for him. One of my fondest memories as a child is when Jimmie would pull into our driveway in his patrol car and our two fat Chihuahua's would attack his boots. He would walk up to the door laughing with at least one of them attached to his pant leg. We never could figure out why they reacted that way to him. Thirty five years later I still smile when I think of him.

Donna Smith King

September 25, 2010

This happened almost one yr. before i was born.I hear great stories all the time about him though.


April 14, 2010

i was working the night jimmie was killed. i was on the night shift of the big spring a patrol seemed like it took forever for us to find him.i was very upset by his death because i had known jimmie for about 2 years and had the upmost respect for him and others troopers in the big spring is because of jimmie parks,bill jennings and ben lockhart that i am now and have been a state trooper for the past 28 years in breckenridge oldest son is also a state trooper. i can never forget the date of his death because it was on my wifes birthday and i think of him each august 10.god bless you jimmie i will see you again one day.

senior trooper robert sims
texas dps

March 20, 2010

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 3, 2008

God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

June 3, 2004

You are remembered Jimmie. Thank you for holding the line.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

February 8, 2004

Rest in Peace will never be forgotten


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