Officer Edward A. Parker, III
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: 5027
Cause of Death: Heart attack during vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: April 30, 1977
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: N/A
State Traffic Officer Edward Parker suffered a fatal heart attack during a vehicle pursuit of a high speed motorcyclist in the unincorporated portion of Riverside County called Woodcrest. He was found slumped, unconscious, behind the wheel of his patrol car. He was taken to a local hospital. While enroute to the hospital, he suffered two more heart attacks. He died two days later. Officer Parker is survived by his wife and two children. Officer Parker was assigned to the CHP’s Riverside Area office.
Officer Parker’s burial site is not known.