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

Rest in peace now Deputy Parrish! Thank you for your service! God Bless your wife and beautiful children during this difficult time.

"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

Amanda
Wife of a fellow DCSO Deputy

January 1, 2018

My thoughts and condolences to the family. Godspeed.

Off. Brian Salvi
Okawville PD, IL

January 1, 2018

Taken to soon, but God must have a better plan for you sir. God Speed to you, and may our Heavenly Father surround your family, wife, children and your department with love, faith and courage. Thank you for protecting the innocent people in Colorado. You will never be forgotten. With respects....

Retired Police Dispatcher, Susan Johnson
San Luis Obispo Police Department & Washington State Patrol Dispatcher

January 1, 2018

We are sick at heart over the loss of Deputy Sheriff Parrish. Hugs and love to his family, to his fellow grieving officers, and friends. May God heal the officers injured and protect all officers.
Would appreciate any information regarding funeral-memorial arrangements when available. God bless all. Deputy Sheriff Parrish rests in the loving and grateful arms of the Lord.
V/R, Linda C Morris,

Board Member, Denver Navy League U.S.

January 1, 2018

Deputy Parrish...thank you for your service. We will always remember you as a hero. When you fell, the citizens of Douglas County lost one of their bravest and finest. Your sacrifice and courage serve as an example to us all. We lift your family and friends in prayer, as well as the brave men and women in Douglas County law enforcement. Rest in peace our fallen brother...we have the watch.

Sergeant Dean Morgan
Buena Vista Police Department, Colorado

January 1, 2018

May you rest in peace brother, we will take it from here.

Officer Reeves
Prosper ISD Police Department

January 1, 2018

God speed Officer Parrish your watch is over. Your brothers and sisters have it from here.

Brian Meyers
Forreston Fire Dept Il

January 1, 2018

Today A Hero Was Laid To Rest.

Today a Hero was laid to rest.

Ribbons and badge upon the chest,  uniform perfectly pressed.

Brothers and sisters gathered there to pay respects and share a prayer.

The Thin Blue Line as it's commonly known, but the uniforms are all colors...grey, blue, black, green and brown.

All at attention as the Hero travels past.  Saluting the latest but seemingly never the last. 

In support of each other and the Hero's loved ones left to grieve. 

Trying to make sense of what they don't want to believe.

The Hero's family is left now to wonder how to move on. 

The Hero would tell them that although I am gone rest assured I will be with you and tomorrow there will still be a dawn.

But know that the Hero was answering a calling.  As they say "doing the job" for
blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Rest well Hero...those loved ones, family and friends you left behind will carry on for you and never forget.

Signed,
An Anonymous Fellow Brother.

Trooper First Class Anonymous Anonymous
Pennsylvania State Police

January 1, 2018

Rest in peace brother. God's speed sir. Thanks for your service.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

January 1, 2018

Hermano, Que nuestro Padre Celestial le de consuelo y animo a su familia, amistades y compañieros.
May Our Heavenly Father guide your Family, friends & Co-workers during this test of faith. As Leo brethren we will continue forward as to Honor your Sacrifice & Encourage those during their Tour. Thank You Brother.

Patrol jric719 Deputy-retired
Bex Co Sheriff

January 1, 2018

Rest In Peace brother, we’ve got it from here.

Patrolman Cody Burrell
Graceville police dept.

January 1, 2018

RIP Brother.

Officer
Omaha Police Dept. Omaha NE

December 31, 2017

Rest in paradise. Thank you for your service

Just a house wife. Penny Wilson

December 31, 2017

RIP, Deputy Parrish. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

December 31, 2017

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C. Proft Chief Deputy (retired)
ICSO

December 31, 2017

RIP brother. We've got the watch from here. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family of blood and blue.

Lt. Larry Zimmerman
Huntington, WV PD

December 31, 2017

My prayers and my condolences go to your family and to your coworkers.
Your brothers and sisters Will Carry On from here

Corporal Mary VenRoy ret.
Lake County Sheriff Department

December 31, 2017

Please know that the sacrifice of Deputy Parrish will not be forgotten. Please know that the family, friends and co-workers are being lifted in prayer. God promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us. My prayer is that you will feel His presence during this difficult time. You are not alone!! I especially send out my heartfelt condolences to the wife and children of Officer Parrish. I am so sorry.

Jamie
Sister to Charles Callemyn EOW 2/17/2007

December 31, 2017

Heart breaking that we lost another one of our brothers in blue to senseless violence against us.
RIP my brother

retired Ft Lauderdale PD Bill McGarry

December 31, 2017

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

December 31, 2017

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. R.I.P. brother and may god watch over family.

Sgt Edward Baskin
Cheltenham Township Police Department

December 31, 2017

Prayers to the family.

Sgt. Kayle Ahola
Iron Mountain Police Department

December 31, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Parrish and his family. Also to all the other officers injured.
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May GOD BLESS all of you.

Ron Lavallee
Lawrence, Ma. Firefighter

December 31, 2017

Godspeed. My heart and prayers to the family.

Lt. Brian Shoop
Glendale PD

December 31, 2017

Deputy Sheriff Zack Parrish, rest in peace.

Sincere condolences to family, friends,
co-workers, and the citizens of your county.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers".

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ Retired
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

December 31, 2017

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