Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Postal Inspector Preston Boyd Parnell

United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Reflections for Postal Inspector Preston Boyd Parnell

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

After 7 years, I still sit on surveillance, staring at a car or a door, and can hear your voice saying, "go, go, go!" I think about you every day, brother, and still think about calling you every now and then for advice. You are very missed. I hope you are in a peaceful place my friend. I hope to see you again one day and you can show me the ropes up there.

Bob Kuykendall, Special Agent
FDA Office of Criminal Investigations
Alabama Domicile
(Former U.S. Postal Inspector)

September 16, 2014

Inspector Parnell:
May you rest in peace and your loved ones begin to heal. You will not be forgotten and we will honor you in the work we do every day. Thank you for your service.

LAH, USPIS San Diego Domicile

February 25, 2013

Inspector Parnell,
Although we never met, I consider you a brother. I feel for your family and frends who did know and love you. Gone, but not forgotten.

A. Jensen

February 15, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

Rest in peace. We'll take the watch from here.

San Francisco Sheriff's Department

October 20, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Inspector Parnell died. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Inspector Parnell gave to his community and the citizens of our country and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 26, 2012.

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

September 15, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

September 4, 2012

RIP sir. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. May God bless your family and friends.

Postal Inspector K. Shipp
US Postal Inspection Service

August 22, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Retired Special Agent

August 18, 2012

To the family and friends of Inspector Parnell, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May he now be at peace and may the sadness you feel be replaced with fond memories.

Y. Wendy Norris RN

August 16, 2012

Inspector Parnell,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

August 14, 2012

You will be remembered, always. Slow salute. R.I.P.

Lt. Reid
Hanford Patrol

August 14, 2012

R.I.P Brother

Deputy Robert Briones
Tom Green County Sheriffs Office

August 13, 2012

May God Bless and comfort your family, friends and co-workers, Inspector Parnell. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville Police Department

August 13, 2012

Inspector Parnell, thank you for your service. You are a hero and will forever be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

August 13, 2012

Rest In Peace Inspector Parnell.

Officer C. Martin, Jr. #3136
Dekalb County GA Police Dept.
(Former Chattanooga, TN P.D. 1998-2011)

August 9, 2012

As a former U.S. Postal Inspector, I want to offer my condolences to the Parnell family. Preston was a great man and he will be missed by the USPIS and the federal law enforcement community.

Special Agent Vic Bello
U.S. Department of Justice

August 8, 2012

Go in peace, Preston. I was so lucky to meet you during the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. The Inspection Service lost one of its best. May God give your family strength.

Kathy Cooper McDonough
Retired Postal Inspector

August 7, 2012



August 7, 2012

God's peace and speed Inspector Parnell. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

August 5, 2012

See you on the other side

Don Boots Jensen - Sergeant - Retired
Milwaukee PD (Wisconsin)

August 4, 2012

Rest in Peace.

Our prayers are with you, your family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

August 3, 2012

Your service to our nation has been recorded in the memories of all your brothers and sisters and in Gods journal for law enforcement. You will not be forgotten. Rest in peace brother, God bless, In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired

August 2, 2012

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