Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Zackari Spurlock Parrish, III

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Zackari Spurlock Parrish, III

My God bless and keep this officer and his family in His hands! People today seem to forget the sacrifices made by the police officers who protect us from harm, and the families of these officers who each day wonder if they will return home or lose their lives in service to others. They don’t see the burden these officers carry each and everyday on their jobs, the stress they encounter everyday entering situations that the rest of us flee from. I am the daughter of a Boston police officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service. He died of a heart attach at the age of 39. So, all my life I have known the price these officers and their families pay. Stand tall in pride, knowing that Zach was a hero who gave his life in service of others. Because of officers like him, we rest easy each night, knowing that they are there protecting us from harm.

Marie Z.

November 11, 2018

I just finished watching an episode of Nightline on ABC that highlighted this tragic story and all of the tragedy that ensued. First and foremost my heart and my prayers are with Deputy Parrish's wife and his 2 beautiful lil girls. There really are no words to express how I am feeling after watching this. Just when I thought that evil could not get any darker...I see this. My heart hurts for every Officer that put themselves in harms way...who's only goal was to try to help that man. We live in a nation now that is so divided and so full of anger and hate and violence. All I feel that I can do anymore is pray for it to come to an end soon. Until then, to ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL THAT MY MESSAGE MIGHT REACH...I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR SACRIFICE. FOR THE FALLEN ONES AND THEIR FAMILIES...I AM SO, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND I ALSO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR SACRIFICE!! YOU HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE!! MAY GOD KEEP YOU ALL SAFE AND BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

Toni Larango
Civilian

October 28, 2018

I hope that everyone will find comfort in the scripture Acts 24:15-"And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again in Paradise on Earth, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 23, 2018

Zack was my first partner. Words can’t describe the feeling when I first heard his name released. The one thing that kept me grounded after his death was his unwavering faith in God. I knew, for once in this profession, that his family was going to be okay, and that he was at peace.

Zack wouldn’t have changed the outcome if it meant one of his brothers or sisters had to take his place. He is the epitome of what this job is supposed to be about.

Love you brother. Til we meet again at the gates of heaven. RIP. We have the watch.

Cpl. Drew Murlowski
Louisville Police Department

August 11, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Zackari was killed in the line of duty.

To the Parrish family, fellow deputies , and all who call Zack beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Zackari gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 31, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 2, 2018

Titanium BLUE, I appreciate you for all you do. If I never knew anything, but your service, that would fill my mind with good thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Cathalyn Samani, OKC, OK
civilian supporter

July 27, 2018

To the family and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish, I'd just like you to know that on June 30th, myself and members of the department I recently retired from, Grand Prairie Tx Pd, will be hiking up to the top of Guadalupe Peak with the Cops on Top Texas group. This event happens this time each year and it honors our Texas LE fallen from the previous year. Normally we only honor LODD'S from our own state but I just felt that I needed to include Zackari this year. After retiring from Grand Prairie, I came to work at Dallas Baptist University PD and heard of the fond recollections given of Zack during his time as a student there, by current members of the faculty and staff. He was also remembered as a God fearing man of faith and integrity and I will be proud to include him in our remembrance time. God bless

Officer/City Marshal DJ Olvera
DBU Pd/Grand Prairie City Marshal's office

June 29, 2018

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

Lieutenant John Phillips
Florida Department of Agriculture/ Office of Agricultural Law Enforcem

May 16, 2018

I attended Deputy Parrish's funeral. Deputy Parrish, by all accounts, was the type of man and officer that we all aspire to be. Rest in Peace, I often reflect on his legacy and pray for his wife and daughters. Thank you for your example of faith and the sacrifice you made to your community and your oath.

Senior Deputy Jamin Hartland
Pennington County Sheriff's Office

April 4, 2018

I May Not Have Known Him But It always hurts me and makes me cry every time That I hear A LEO was Shot And Killed In My Home State Of Colorado

Student Ahstin Koski
Criminal Justice

March 5, 2018

Zack, I was so privileged to have met you. My dads profession truly scares me sometimes, and meeting you, Coleman, and Lehman truly put me at ease. You all were professionals and I for the first time, since Detective Brite was shot, could trust that nothing bad would happen to him because I knew you had his 6 and he yours. I will forever remember your simple yet powerful words to me, as well as how you embraced my family and your jovial spirit. Rest easy Deputy. We have the watch from here.

Michael Wolfe VI
Son of partner,Deputy Mike Wolfe V

February 9, 2018

My prayers go out to the family, friends, and blue family of Deputy Parrish. Rest in peace my brother.

Lt. Troy Johnston
Fremont County Sheriff's Office

February 5, 2018

My condolences to the Family of Officer Parrish , III
I feel as if I had met him before and I had a close connection to him.
He will be missed here on earth, however I look forward to seeing him in Heaven.

Retired EMT, Chipman Tucker

February 5, 2018

Never have met...but we bleed red, white & BLUE in our community. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest easy officer...your wife and daughters are taken care of. Watch over us 1721...we have there 6.

Scott Bledsoe

January 28, 2018

This song for you...
(Singing) What does it look like in Heaven?
Is it peaceful? Is it free like they say?
Does the sun shine bright forever?
Has your fears and your pain gone away?

Here on Earth it feels like everything,
good is missing, since you left,
and here on Earth everything's different,
there's an emptiness.

I hope you're dancing in the sky,
And I hope you're singing, in the Angels choir,
I hope the Angels know what they have,
I bet it's so nice, up in Heaven since you arrived.

Now tell me what do you do up in Heaven?
Are you days filled with love and light?
Is there music? Is there art and invention?
Tell me are you happy? Are you more alive?

Coz here on Earth, it feels like everything,
good is missing, since you left,
and here on Earth everything's different,
there's an emptiness.

I hope you're dancing in the sky,
and I hope you're singing, in the Angels choir,
I hope the Angels know what they have,
I bet it's so nice, up in Heaven since you arrived,
since you arrived.

Tomya Cochran Metcalf
Daughter, Det. Sgt. Thomas L Cochran, EOW 1/26/05

January 25, 2018

On Sept 3rd we called 911 because I found my daughter unresponsive for a opioid over dose. Approximately 9:15 am. Two or 3 officers responded. I have always wondered if one of them was Deputy Parrish. One line Deputy spent time to comfort the younger children and offered to pray with them. I've never encountered a Deputy to do that. All I know was he liked superheroes. If it was Deputy Parrish, I thank him. If not, I thank the Deputy it was from the bottom of my heart. May Deputy Parrish rest in peace, he was a wonderful man. My

Mother: Carol
Admirer

January 23, 2018

God bless you Parrish and those who continue to serve and fight.

Deputy James Alexander
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

January 19, 2018

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends" John 15:13

You will never be forgotten my brother.

Deputy Joshua Reeder #1734
Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

January 15, 2018

You will not be forgotten. Thank you for serving

Detective Cheryl Brown Cole
TDC

January 15, 2018

Rest easy Brother. You are in the Arms of the Angels.

Detective Terry Shields
Chicago Police Dept

January 13, 2018

Another blue angel in heaven. You will always be in the hearts of those on the job, both active and retired. We know you will be watching out for us. You know we will be watching out for your wife, and daughters. May God bless you, and keep you. We've never met. However, you are, and always will be my brother.

Master Deputy First Class, Ret.
Orange County Sheriffs Office, Orl. Fl.

January 12, 2018

Rest In Peace brother

My condolences and prayers go out to your family. You have made the ultimate sacrifice and you will not be forgotten.

Ofc.Christopher Windish
Buckingham Township Police, PA

January 12, 2018

It saddens my heart. Rest in peace brother

Noland L Dunnan
Douglas County Sheriffs Office

January 11, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

January 10, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Parrish!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

January 10, 2018

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