Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

C. Ed Parsley


Date of Injury:
September 28, 1917

Date of Death:
September 28, 1917

Location of Incident:
City Hall, NW corner of W. 10th and Throckmorton

Greenwood Cemetery

On September 28, 1917, Police Commissioner C. Ed Parsley was called into his office to speak with J.K. Yates, a disgruntled former officer. Upon entering the office, Yates shut the door and almost immediately shot and killed Commissioner Parsley. Yates was himself shot and killed by responding officers in a gunfight inside the office. At least two other officers were wounded.

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