Recently Fallen Hero

Captain Jonathan Parnell

Detroit (MI) P.D.
End of Watch: March 24, 2020

Captain Jonathan Parnell was assigned to the department’s Major Crimes Section where he and at least eight members of the team tested positive for COVID-19. Captain Parnell went to the emergency room on March 22, 2020; however, he was not admitted. On March 24, 2020, Captain Parnell collapsed at home and went into cardiac arrest and passed away. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recognizes that our officers on the front lines are increasingly vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus, and we are committed to performing the research required to determine how COVID-19 is impacting line-of-duty deaths.

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