Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Rest in peace, Deputy Parsons, Brother of the badge. Thank you for your service to your community. God help your family, friends and Department with this awful incident.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

December 15, 2012

Another tragedy; but whether two months or twenty years, it makes no difference. We are grateful for that Thin Blue Line which is drawn between the good and the evil. We are indebted to Christopher Parsons for "standing in the gap".

Stan Jefferson
civilian

December 15, 2012

RIP Young Warrior/Deputy Sheriff Christopher Parson, may God comfort his love ones and give them peace...

Lieutenant Cedric Smith
Mississippi Dept of Corrections

December 15, 2012

Rest in peace Deputy Parsons.My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH
VETERAN AFFAIRS PD DETROIT, MICHIGAN

December 15, 2012

My heart goes out to the family and his department. RIP

MPO Egidi
Va Beach PD

December 15, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 15, 2012

My prayers go out to his family and department. Oh God, please protect all of our officers.

Steven P. Harman, Retired Disp Supv
Harrisburg Pa Police Bureau

December 15, 2012

On behalf of the Sullivan, Missouri Fire District I offer my deepest condolences to the family and members of the Washington County, Missouri Sheriff's Office. So sorry for your loss.

Captain Kyle Robertson
Sullivan, Missouri Fire District

December 15, 2012

Rest in peace Brother....my thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the WCSO during this most difficult and tragic time

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

December 15, 2012

Rest in Peace my brother, even though you weren't with us long you'll always be remembered.

Deputy H. King #5643
Cook County Sheriff's Dept. Greater Chicago Area

December 15, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Parsons. Thank you for your service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Washington County SO and many law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed & God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

December 15, 2012

Thoughts and prayers for you and your famiily

Chief Rich White
Sullivan Fire Protection District

December 15, 2012

Lord, when we choose to take up this calling, we know about the risks and still choose try to make a difference in this upside down world we are living in. It is those that, against all normal understanding, find the courage to do what we do shall be mostly remembered and honored in making the ultimate sacrifice.
Deputy Sheriff Parsons, may the Lord have you in that special place where true unselfish heroes go at the end of their watch. May the Father in heaven give healing and deliverance to those you leave behind and honor you're memory with the capture of your selfish and coward culprate.

PO Efrain Melendez, #9412
Patrol Dallas Police Department

December 15, 2012

Another "Hero" taken. May God grant you eternal peace. Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, Nassau NY

December 15, 2012

To my fellow Brother, May you R.I.P.. The Miller County, Missouri Sheriff's Office Mourns your loss as well as an entire nation. My prayers to your family!

Deputy Randy Wheeler
Miller County, Missouri Sheriff's Office

December 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

December 15, 2012

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell
WCSD-TN

December 15, 2012

To the family Deputy Parsons and Washington County Sheriffs Department of our hearts go out to you for your loss.

RIP Deputy Parsons

Lieutenant Robert Brown
Lackawanna County Prison

December 15, 2012

RIP brother.

A131
USBP

December 15, 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

Senior Deputy C. Mason
St. Johns County Sheriff Office

December 15, 2012

RIP and GOD Bless the family.

Linda Eckhoff
Citizen

December 15, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Parsons May you Rest In Peace. Justice will be served, You will Never Be Forgotten!

Police Officer Sergio Valdez
Chicago Police Department

December 15, 2012

Find that mother [email protected]&$r and execute him forthwith!!

Ret Det.
NYPD BRONX NARCO

December 15, 2012

Deputy Parsons, Though your Police career was short, you gave it all. May you rest in peace and may God watch over your family.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

December 15, 2012

To the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Christopher Parsons. Honestly this is distressing. I am extremely sorry that this tragedy has occurred and for your loss. The risks involved in law enforcement are outrageous as is evidenced by what happened here. Your loved one will be forever honored in our profession.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

December 15, 2012

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