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Deputy Sheriff Christopher Richard Parsons

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Christopher Richard Parsons

That night,morning and next day continues to play over and over again with trying to figure out why God would take such a gentle giant so soon from us. My friend you were going to be the standard in the department for years to come but a coward took you from us. Its been almost 9 years since we graduated the academy and began our journey at the Sheriffs Office and I hope I am making you proud with how I serve the community and honoring your memory. Till we meet again.

Corporal Scott Pratt
Potosi Police Department

January 30, 2021

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

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 15, 2017

I just want to tell you Chris Thank You for your service and everything I have heard about you it seems you were an amazing wonderful person. I have worked in Corrections for 13 years now and do truly respect everything you stand for.. RIP till I have the honor of meeting you again.

Sgt Michael Rotter
Dept Of Corections

April 17, 2016

Chris it has been three years today since you made the ultimate sacrifice. It seems like yesterday. We continue to push on in your honor. Gone but never forgotten.

Lieutenant Michael Gum
Washington County Sheriff's Office

December 15, 2015

Chris, it's been over 2 years that you were taken from us! We still think about you and miss you every day! Our grief is immeasurable. You gave the ultimate sacrifice doing what you loved! We are all so proud of you! You are gone but will never be forgotten! We love you!

Janet Conway
momma Jan

March 12, 2015

I know how it feels. I pray every day for the families of fallen officers and for those still serving. He will not be forgotten.

Bennett Norris
Father of fallen officer Michael Norris 9-14-15

December 16, 2014

Chris, I think about you everyday. You were such a good guy and had high expectations of serving the public. That tragic day, 12-15 has come again, 2 years already. Today I celebrate the birth of my daughter, I know this was meant to be the day I saw life come into this world, I know your watching. Watch over us and protect us. Miss you.

SWAT Officer Cord Blumenstock
Fredericktown Police

December 15, 2014

Chris, it seems like yesterday we were in the academy together. Can't believe you're gone brother. You've taught me and a lot of other people a lot of good things. Please continue to keep myself and the rest of out class 11-84 safe and secure during our tour of duty. As always not a day goes by that I wish you were around. I salute you and you're selfless sacrifice, until we meet again brother.

P.O. Hendel #1414 Sean Hendel
Byrnes Mill Police Department

July 11, 2014

Chris,
Your untimely death had a great impact on me, personally! It makes me never take a day for granted and makes me appreciate having known you. All the days spent working out in the gym allowed me to get to know you and your personality much better. Miss you bud!

Major Rich Flotron
Director-Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy

May 2, 2014

Chris,
Not a day goes by that we do not think of you. You were only with us for a short time but you left an impression that will last forever. You gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the citizens of Washington County. Your service and dedication will never be forgotten.

Captain Michael Gum
Washington County Sheriffs Office

February 14, 2014

Christopher, I have never met you in person, but have heard all about you and your life from your Grandmother Phyllis. She and my Mom and Dad were very good friends for over 50 years, until my Mom passed away in 2011. My family and yours are intermingled through a Love that goes back generations. I'm proud to have known about you. My heart aches for all of your family, and fellow Officers.

Bobby Gross
Family Friend in Minneapolis, MN.

May 31, 2013

Chris,
Not a second goes by that I don't think of you. You are the love of my life. And always will be. Thank you for being my best friend, fiancé, and soulmate. I love you most.

Katie
Fiancé

January 26, 2013

Chris,
Not a day goes by that I don't remember you. Miss you brother...
Gone but never forgotten.

J. Ward, patrolman #711
Fredericktown PD

January 11, 2013

I live in the small town of Potosi, and i just wanted to say thank you for your two months of service and that we will all be thinking about you. Me and the Town of Potosi

Nikki Letterman

January 11, 2013

Rest in peace brother; thank you for serving our beautiful Country as well as your community. God bless your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Brother, you died bravely and with dignity while striving to keep your community safe. My prayers are with you and the family you left behind. My wish is that justice will be served and that the animal that took your life will ride that Long Black Train… We will continue the watch from here.

Officer Luis Sarmiento
El Paso Police Department

January 6, 2013

Rest In Peace Deputy Parsons. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Washington County Sheriff's Office.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 3, 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

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Christopher Parsons and the Washington County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Parsons, for your service.

National Police Wives Association
Staff

December 30, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Parson,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washington County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 27, 2012

Rest in peace and thank you for your service

John Latour

December 26, 2012

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Parsons during this time of tragic loss. We are losing too many before they even get the chance to experience much by cowards who have no reason for living. Please, let's be careful out there.

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

December 24, 2012

Godspeed Brother...You died way too early and we are all eternally grateful for your service. Please keep a watch from the Beat of Heaven...

POI K. Jarrell
HPPD

December 23, 2012

Sorry to hear of an officer who shares my surname.


Regards.

bradley parsons. No rank.
none.

December 22, 2012

For Deputy Sheriff Christopher R. Parsons:

The law-officer on patrol is confronted with multi-situations that present high-risk and among thems is response to a situation that is unknown until actually arriving on the scene. Many times as the situation unfolds a coward appears and simply takes the advantage of killing the first law-officer on the scene by ambush. A truly despicable action, that is far too-often repeated. We regret that Chris would be the next law-officer to face such an almost impossible situation whereby one can hardly defend himself while assisting another in need.
We pray for Chis' 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 Deputy Christoper Parsons, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

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

December 22, 2012

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