Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Arthur Paul Parga

Stockton Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 22, 1993

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Reflections for Officer Arthur Paul Parga

Art was a close family friend who shared many family celebrations. R.I.P. Art

Ray Flores. D.A. investigator, Retired
Santa Cruz D.A.

February 22, 2020

Yet another year passes and I still think about you all the time. It's getting harder and harder these days seeing my kids grow up and wishing you had the chance to be there for yours. I was at your daughter Alina's wedding about a year and a half ago and it was sooo beautiful, I know you were watching down and seeing her smile, she was so happy. I went to your gravesite this past year for the first time and I showed my kids where a real hero is buried. Your brother (George Parga / Fresno Police Department) passed away this past week and I hope you guys are reunited and enjoying those memories you used to have. I'll always be thinking about you Art on this day, it falls on the eve of my daughters birthday. I miss you but I know your legacy still lives on today and will be for eternity.

Detective Samuel H. Flores
Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

January 22, 2020

I was on duty that sad night. I responded to the scene and saw a drop of blood on the ground. I looked into the eye off the officer at the door, that said it all-tragedy. tears shed. I remember Art as a Kind, Professional Police Officer. Pemberton Ct.

evidence mw

May 10, 2018

25 years since you've been gone and I can still remember when I got the bad news like it was yesterday. Think of you all the time and am looking forward to attending your beautiful little girls wedding later this year.

Kevin Flores
Supervising Probation Officer, Sacramento County Probation

January 25, 2018

Miss you Art!

Detective Samuel Harvey Flores #1448
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department

January 22, 2018

25 years and it still feels like yesterday.

Sgt. Merlin Manley
Stockton PD

January 22, 2018

On this your 25th year in Heaven, thank you for your service. Rest in perpetual peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 22, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 22, 2018

Art, you were such an inspiration in my life and such a huge part of the Flores family. We love and miss you....

Sheriff's Correctional Officer Joe Flore
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

May 6, 2017

Today is the 24th anniversary of me losing a hero. Last night I left for work leaving my wife and 2 kids at home. I was looking forward to a calm night because it was my "Friday" and I had my 3 year old daughters birthday princess party in the morning when I got off work along with football and some adult beverages with friends and family. About 30 minutes into my shift I was faced with a life and death situation. Fortunately for me, I survived and I have a huge feeling (I KNOW) that ARTHUR P. PARGA had something to do with that. Art never had a chance to meet his daughter and he made sure I was going home at the end of watch to be with mine! Thank you Art for being there for me and all of our brothers and sisters trying to keep the peace. I MISS YOU ART!

Deputy Samuel Harvey Flores
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

January 22, 2017

24 years since you left us and loosing you still hurts. Miss you still.

Sgt Merlin Manley
Stockton PD

January 22, 2017

We miss you Art!

Ca Peace Officer

January 22, 2016

On this day 22 years ago you made the ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten! #policelivesmatter

Deputy Samuel Flores
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

January 22, 2015

I'm so sorry to hear this about Art. I met him in 1988. Myself and another deputy from Oklahoma were out there looking for a Bail Jumper from Pot County ,Ok. Art helped us find and take the guy under arrest. It was a heck of a day one I'm sure Art never forgot. He will be missed

Ret Officer Michael Tenney

June 21, 2014

21 years ago today we lost a great man. Art is a hero to all of us. He would have been 52 years old and probably either retired or the Chief of Police. You will always be remembered Art.

Deputy Flores #1448
Sacramento Sheriff's Department

January 22, 2014

21 years seems we just said goodby. Still missing you my friend.....

Sgt. Merlin Manley
Stockton PD

January 22, 2014

I think about my uncle Art a lot. I was blessed with many great uncles, but my uncle Art always stood out to me. His positive energy was infectious. I remembering being a little kid, thinking about how I wanted to grow up and be just like him. That's the kind of presence he had about him. You'll always be my hero Uncle Art. Miss you like crazy.

Andy Gonzales

February 20, 2013

I still remember the phone call my father got 20 years ago today. It is a memory I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I always think of you Art when I put on my vest, badge and gun. You are a hero to me and others and your legacy will never be forgotten. I miss you!

Deputy Flores #1448
Sacramento Sheriffs Department

January 22, 2013

I worked in the Santa Cruz Co So from end of 1982 and had worked with Art. I left the dept. in 1991 and moved to Amado Co, California. The day that I found out about Art's death was when my ole' superviors called to advise me of Art. I was taken back for a few moments before I could even say a word. Art, was a great Deputy and he was loved and liked by all who new him.. He moved to Stockton, Ca. area to be close to family and whent to work for the Stockton Police Dept. He came back to Santa Cruz Co So for a visit and he joked with me about meeting my Ex-husband (Neeley) who he worked with at the Stockton PD. Lot's of memories of Family of Law Enforcement Dept's... I'm glad I stayed in Law Enforcement. It's been 19 yrs.. R.I.P. You'll always be missed! Till we meet again!

Ex-Records Clerk/Donna Hughes
Pima Co So in Tucson, Az

May 16, 2012

I see ur picture everytime I enter the role call room at the police department and I think about you and all the dangers officers face everyday.

Chase palm cadet
Stockton police

May 1, 2012

I've lived in Stockton since January 1981. I never knew Art Parga but I remember the funeral from newspapers articles and television. Another senseless tragedy I thought. Officers often take a lot of abuse for overreacting and for being heavy handed with the public. Perhaps that's true in some cases. The public however can never understand the nature of the job; the mental toughness required, the stress, and the dangers. Today, a badge and uniform almost make one a target for any crazy with a gun. Having worn a uniform and badge for a short time (long enough to know I wasn't cut out for the work), I have since gone out of my way to give line officers every benefit of doubt. Smile and wave at the officers you see. If you meet one talk a bit and say that you care. These people need all the positive feedback they can get.

former police and correction officer
N Wildwood PD/NJ State Corrections

April 26, 2012

I just discovered this website. Not only do I think about Art but Lisa I think about you and the kids always. Lisa we were working together when Art was taking from you; you were a very strong woman and I know you still are. I would love to be back in contact with you.

Margo Dofflemyer

April 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Parga. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 22, 2012

I worked with Art when he was with the Sheriff's Office in Santa Cruz in the 1980's. He was a tireless law enforcement officer, a fine investigator, and a genuinely good man who everyone liked and respected. I still think of him from time to time, and wish the best for his family.

Retired Deputy Barry Wallace
Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff

July 7, 2011

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