Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Jonathan David Parnell

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Reflections for Captain Jonathan David Parnell

You are missed so much, Recon! We still sit around reflecting on how much of an impact you had on all of us and we still share COP stories from the good ole days. I think of you everyday and will forever hold you in my heart. Continue to Rest In Peace!! #NeverForgotten

Lieutenant Dana Russell
Detroit Police Department

March 24, 2022

Jonathon Parnell, Recon, Doc, JP. Fellow DPD Special Response Team member. A terrific Police and Tactical Operator. Recon always gave 100%, was known as a quiet but through guy. He always had your "6". I was so sad to hear of his untimely death.
I'm sure he is at those gates to heaven with those other SRT members who have passed and gave all they had for the job. Bless you brother in arms.

Sgt. Douglas Duncan, retired, aka Double Dee,

Douglas Duncan, Sgt. Special Response Te
Detroit Police Dept. Special Response Team, retired.

October 14, 2021

Recon was one of the best friends you could have in the department. he will always be remembered. Love you my brother.

Greg Jones Bull
Detroit Police

May 2, 2021

Rest easy, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 24, 2021

Thank you for your service. My condolences to your family, friends and co workers. RIP

A Grateful Citizen

October 28, 2020

Recon - A true C O P. Just wish we could get the band back together. I feel fortunate to have worked alongside of you.

Gator . .
CATS for Life

October 17, 2020

Never to be forgotten; RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 11, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

Many prayers to Captian Parnell and his many friends and family. It's so hard to understand why GOD takes such good men as we need them so desperately here on earth. I trust in GOD's decisions and rest easier knowing that Captian Parnell is working hard in heaven preparing the way for us when it's our time to join him.

In honor of my father, William John "Mac"., a retired Military Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff, miss you so much, you were the best dad ever, RIP

June 24, 2020

Recon, man I miss you so much and there hasn't been a day where I haven't thought of you. I keep in touch with JP2 often and try to help anyway I can, because I know that's what you who do for any of us (our crew). I really wish you were here, so I can get your perspective on everything that's happening in the world today and everything that is happening in policing. You will never be forgotten and continue to rest in peace #salute #realcop #leader #mentor #friend

Sergeant Dana “D’Nice” Russell
Detroit Police Department

June 15, 2020

My dearest cousin/brother. Our hearts continue to be heavy although we know God decided you had done all he sent you to do. Your laughter, your smile, your seriousness is all missed so much. Our family gatherings that we cherished so dearly will NEVER be the same. Our lives are all somewhat emptier without you. You made each of us so proud with your endless sacrifice to DPD & your family. God rest your soul. Until we meet again. I Love You

Deidra Parnell-Highbaugh/family
1st Cousin

May 24, 2020

May he Rest In Peace. I will remember his family in my prayer.

Mary Lou Moore-Estes

May 23, 2020

Jonathan, You have no idea how much I miss our talks and sharing laughter! You always had my back! I miss you my awesome brother, thanks for everything!

Lieutenant Mark Young
President of the Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association

May 21, 2020

Rest in peace, Captain Parnell. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

May 8, 2020

"The Monument"

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price to pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last

- Sgt. George Hahn, L.A.P.D

Chief of Police Shawn Eckhart
Turkey Creek Police Department

April 28, 2020

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your many years of service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Capt Parnall during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Sgt Donnie Meaders
Wetumka (OK) Police Department

April 20, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Captain, Johnathan Parnell, from complications of the COVID-19 virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Captain succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not goneS unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 17, 2020

Your sacrifice means everything. We will take it from here. God speed. Rest now Brother.

Deputy Michael Myers
Ohio LEO

April 14, 2020

Your sacrifice means everything. We will take it from here. God speed. Rest now Brother.

Deputy Michael Myers
Ohio LEO

April 14, 2020

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

April 14, 2020

To the family of Captain Jonathan Parnell, friends, Chief of Police James E. Craig and the
Detroit Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, though and prayer. May God comfort, hold you all close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

April 13, 2020

Captain Parnell, It is with great sadness to read of another Law Enforcement Officer to be taken by this virus. Thank you for your service, God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 13, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Captain Parnell.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

April 11, 2020

Captain Parnell,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 11, 2020

God Bless you Captain Jonathan Parnell! Thank you for your many years of service with the Detroit Police Department in Detroit, MIchigan. Thank you for making the people in the Detroit area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

April 10, 2020

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