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.

Jesse R. Parris


Length of Service:
22 Years

Date of Injury:
September 6, 1977

Date of Death:
September 6, 1977

Location of Incident:
Faron @ Wellesley

Officer Jesse R. Parris died September 6, 1977, two and one half hours after being shot in the chest by a man he attempted to arrest at the corner of Faron and Wellesley. Officer Parris was assisting another officer when he encountered the suspect. When other officers arrived, they found Officer Parris sitting in his patrol unit and the suspect was standing over him. The suspect was arrested without incident.

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