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

Rest In Peace Inspector. Your pain and suffering is over. My condolences to your Family and the USPS.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

July 26, 2012

I worked with Preston. He was a great investigator and even better friend.

Special Agent K. Henken-Gerhardt
IRS-Criminal Investigation

July 26, 2012

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Department

July 26, 2012

Inspector Parnell, thank you for your service to our nation. God bless you and your family.

SA Ellen Pierson
US Dept of Homeland Security

July 26, 2012

God's strength, courage, and healing to PI Parnell's family and friends.
R.I.P. faithful servant.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille Police Dept., Coquille, Oregon

July 26, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you

Pfc. J.P.
cmpd

July 26, 2012

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

July 26, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the United States Postal Inspection Service. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

July 26, 2012

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

July 26, 2012

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O

July 26, 2012

RIP brother Preston.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

July 26, 2012

Rest in peace, for you are a true hero. My god wrap his loving arms around your family and fellow officers during this sad time. Thank you for your service.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

July 26, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 26, 2012

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF INSP. PARNELL. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH THE LOVE AND PEACE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN, JESUS CHRIST. INSP. PARNELL, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

July 26, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Parnell family.

Gerald Marr, U.S. Postal Inspector (ret)
Boston Division

July 26, 2012

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

July 26, 2012

Rest in peace brother. We are losing way too many of our ranks to auto crashes. Please, let's be careful out there.

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

July 26, 2012

so sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers sending your way. also to his fellow officers. r.i.p.

citizen
citzen

July 26, 2012

May God bless and comfort your family, Postal and Personal.

Retired Postmaster Brenda B. Gunn-Reed
USPS

July 26, 2012

Heroes live forever,prayers to family and friends

BLR
Team Texas

July 26, 2012

My prayers to his family, friends and the Postal Inspection Service. Rest in Peace Inspector Parnell. Thank you for your service.

James Davis

July 26, 2012

For Postal Inspector Preston Parnell"

Our duty as law officers, no matter the assignment, usually takes us onto one of the most dangerous battlefields - a U.S. highway. We regret that our brother Preston would be the latest law officer to lose his life in a traffic mishap.

We pray for his family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

We are proud to render Postal Inspector Preston Parnell a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

July 26, 2012

May God grant your family and friends the strength to get through these difficult times. R.I.P. Brother

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police Australia

July 26, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 26, 2012

Inspector Parnell:
I am so sorry to hear of your passing. You fought a good fight...And that is such a testiment to the love you feel for those you've left behind. Your hard work and dedication will not be forgotten. Your family and friends will be in my prayers.

Karen
Wife of Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff (California)

July 26, 2012

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