OFFICER RICH PARNELL SUPPORT SHIRT
This was a support shirt for Officer Rich Parnell. Honor a Hero Project worked directly with a friend and coworker from Southport Police Department.
Rich began battling stage 3 cancer in October of 2017.
Rich is a 2 year vet of the City of Southport Police Department.
Southport Police Chief Tom Vaughn released the following statement in September of 2018:
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the Southport Police Department must announce the passing of Officer Richard “Rich” Parnell. Rich served the City of Southport Police Department with honor, integrity, and distinction since 2015. Prior to that Rich has a lengthy law enforcement career. Rich was a proud member of the Southport Police Honor Guard and also served as a Field Training Officer. Rich was diagnosed with Cancer in 2017 at which time he began treatment and has battled with the cancer advancing. On September 27, 2018 at approximately 11:00am Rich lost his battle against cancer while surrounded by his friends, family, and fellow police officers at an Indianapolis Hospital.”
Rest In Peace Officer Parnell