Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Vincent Anthony Parks

Jonesboro Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 2022

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Reflections for Patrolman Vincent Anthony Parks

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

August 4, 2022

Thank you for your service Officer Parks. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow officers during this time of grief.

Sgt Wm C Elliott (retired)
Campbell County Sheriff's Office VA

August 4, 2022

Rest In Peace Patrolman Vincent Anthony Parks. May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this tragic time.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 4, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

August 3, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in peace Patrolman Vinnie Parks

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

August 3, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer #050
Nevada State Police

August 2, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 2, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Patrolman Parks. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Joesboro Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 1, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Patrolman, Vincent Anthony Parks, from a medical issue while participating in physical exercises at the Central Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy facility at Camp Robinson. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Patrolman succumbs from complications of a medical issue. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless and comfort your loved ones, as well as your brothers and sisters with JPD. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

August 1, 2022

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of our nation’s law enforcement officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Outreach Christian Clergy
Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

August 1, 2022

Rest in Peace Patrolman Parks. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 1, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 31, 2022

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

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

July 31, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Patrolman Vincent Anthony Parks and the extended law enforcement family of the Jonesboro Police Department, Arkansas.



End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 2022.



Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 31, 2022

Patrolman Parks, you chose to dedicate your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing, especially your mother and grandmother. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

July 31, 2022

My husband, my best friend, my safe keeper. Everything about you is missed. You are a true example of the American Dream. I will forever hold you in my heart. My one and only. You made us all so proud. We will continue to live our lives in your honor. You will never be forgotten and never be replaced.

Christina Parks
Wife

July 30, 2022

Condolences to the family and co-workers of Patrolman Vincent Parks, I am truly sorry for your loss. The community and our nation has lost a good man.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept

July 30, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 30, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

July 30, 2022

Rest in Peace Patrolman Vincent Anthony Parks! Thank you for your service with the Jonesboro Police Department, in Arkansas. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your daughter, your mother, your sister, and your grandmother during this terrible tragedy and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

July 30, 2022

Thanks for your service RIP Brother

Chief of police Roy Hill
Jericho police Department

July 30, 2022

Patrolman Vincent Anthony Parks, I am sending my deepest condolences to you and your family as they grieve your loss. I can tell by the big smile on your face that you were so happy to wear the uniform. You will be missed on this earth. I thank you for your service to all of us. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

July 30, 2022

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

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

July 30, 2022

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