Deputy Sheriff Steven Edward ParsonsOrange County Sheriff’s Department
End of Watch: Saturday, June 24, 2000
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: Monday, June 19, 2000
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Not available
Deputy Parsons died five days after being involved in a traffic collision while driving his police motorcycle.
Deputy Parsons was traveling through an intersection when another vehicle ran a red light, striking him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition before passing away. He had been employed with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for 11 years, and is survived by his wife, six-year-old daughter, three-year-old son, parents, and sister.