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Deputy Sheriff Steven Edward Parsons

Orange County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steven Edward Parsons

Wow Steve, 20 years ago today buddy. Where does all the time go. Thank you for your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. Proud to call you my friend and my brother. We will never forget !!!!!

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2020

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 24, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Parsons,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of a Orange County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 24, 2020

I was the first unit on scene. I was there within 45 seconds of the call. There was a nurse on scene who witnessed the t/c and was checking his pulse when I rolled up. He died at least once while I was there but his heart restarted. Steve was unresponsive and in the midst of seizures due to his injuries. I called dispatch to make sure 91 (paramedics) were enroute and one of the witnesses suggested to cut off Steve’s uniform to make it faster for the paramedics to care for him. So I did. I shoulda thought of it but my brain was locked up. It did not help unfortunately. He officially died 5 days later. I did not go to his funeral and I feel like shit still. I shoulda been able to save him but I couldn’t. It blows. Nobody ever said anything to me or asked me about the incident. But a bunch of people stepped up and acted like they cared and acted like they knew what happened, but they didn’t and don’t. They were not there. They didn’t cut Steve’s uniform off with their knife worrying they might accidentally cut him (I didn’t) while I was shaking uncontrollably because my friend was dying in front of me. It is now 2019 and I still cry when I think about it.

Christopher Beuler
OCSD

November 1, 2019

Steve,

Rest easy, my friend. I remember our days at the intake release center at the OCJ. We will never forget.

Sgt Al Sevilla, retired
Orange County Sheriffs Department Station 18

October 28, 2019

19 years ago today Steve. It changed us and our lives forever. You were a helluva cop, friend and human being. The pain never really goes away. We will never forget your sacrifice. I hope your continuing to rest in eternal peace, especially with some of the new OCSD personnel who have joined you up in heaven over the last couple of years. Rest easy my friend.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Parsons.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 16, 2019

As your best friend growing up in the late 70s, I remember the great times we had - playing softball, delivering our paper routes, working at Marshalls and going to parties. We also had fun at your house playing cards and going to the horse races with your Uncle Norman.
You occasionally spoke of working in law enforcement, even in your early teens. It looks like you followed your footsteps. Even though we lost touch in the mid-80s, I always remembered you as my best friend. You have a great family in your dad-Derry, your mom-Barbara, and your sister Debbie. I briefly met your wife Kathy while working at Marshalls. I never got the chance to meet your kids, but I'm glad you were able to start a family before your untimely demise.
Thanks for the memories my friend!

Charles Trigilio
Best friend from the 70s

March 16, 2019

Sure hope you continuing to rest in eternal peace buddy. Man, where does the time go anymore? My thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family, friends and all of our current and former brothers and sisters at the OCSD. You are not forgotten my friend.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 24, 2018

Another year, my friend. 17 years already, where does the time go? We still miss 'ya and think of you and know you didn't serve and die in vain. Sure wish we had more time together. We will NEVER forget !!!!!

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2017

Thinking of you buddy, on the 16th anniversary of your tragic death. Most of us are retired or pretty close and we sure wish you were here to spend them with us. We will never forget 'ya Steve....NEVER !!!

May you continue to rest in peace, my friend.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 25, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 24, 2015

It's hard to believe that it's been 15 years already Steve. And the pain never goes away. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your lovely family. Thank you for your sacrifice brother....We will NEVER EVER FORGET !!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2015

Met you briefly Steve at the South Substation and I can say
you were a hell of a nice guy, Rest brother in heaven

A macias
OCSD RET. LINE OF DUTY

December 3, 2014

Thanks again Steve for your ultimate sacrifice. Can't believe it's been 14 years already buddy. Still miss you, my brother. We will never forget.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2014

Its been 14 yrs my kid , we will always miss you .all is ok down here , your kids are doing great . your dad

derry parsons
steves father

June 20, 2014

To Kathy and the boys,
I think about Steve quite often, his soft spoken demeanor in the academy, and his ease with running in those coraframb shoes, and especially at the hot dog run. That was when the academy was the real thing. Betzler and Kruger put us through the paces.
I can't believe it's been 13 years.
I hope you have found happiness and always know that Steve was a great human being.

Anonymous
OCSD Class of 95

August 5, 2013

Hey Steve, it's been another year already buddy and I was thinking of you.....Just letting you know we have not forgotten and we never will !!!! Thank you, again, for your sacrifice bro...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2013

Well Steve, it's been 12 years today since that tragic accident and we have still not forgotten. Continue to rest in eternal peace buddy. Thank you for your sacrifice, my brother...

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Parsons. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

steve. your kids are doing wonderful . ill always miss you. its going on 10 yrs. love ya kid, dad(derry parsons)

Anonymous

May 3, 2010

Deputy Parsons, your service has not been forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Maryland

January 18, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 24, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth anniversary of your death. 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.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

June 24, 2009

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