Police Officer David Parde
Lexington (NC) Police Department
End of Watch: April 17, 2021
Police Officer David 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 arrested and convicted of assault. Officer Parde is the 16th law enforcement officer to die from complications of gunfire this year and the third officer fatality from the state of North Carolina in 2021.
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