Police Officer David Dewayne Parde
Lexington (NC) Police Department
End of Watch: April 18, 2021
Police Officer Parde succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound he sustained on May 5, 1992. Officer Parde was investigating reports of a suspicious person at an apartment complex. Officer Parde was shot in the back in the spinal cord and became paralyzed. Three juveniles were convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and received 50 year sentences. Officer Parde’s cause of death was osteomyelitis as a consequence of paraplegia as a consequence of a gunshot wound of the back.