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Hero Down: Comal County Detective Christopher Parra Dies Unexpectedly

Comal County, TX – Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Detective Christopher Parra has died unexpectedly, his department announced on Wednesday.

“Our hearts are heavy and filled with sadness over the sudden passing of our own Detective Christopher Parra,” the CCSO said in a Facebook post that morning. “Please keep his family, friends, and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers. We will remember him always.”

Det. Parra’s cause of death was not released.

Det. Parra was a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran who was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant in 2014, according to his department.

He joined the CCSO in July of 2015.

Hundreds of supporters expressed their condolences in response to the department’s Facebook post.

Luis Lopez wrote that he had the privilege of serving alongside Det. Parra, whom he both respected and admired.

“You will be missed,” Lopez wrote. “Rest easy my old friend.”

Det. Parra was also a “dedicated father” who leaves behind a wife and five young children, according to a fundraising page established to help his family in the wake of their loss.

Brandie Bedore, who organized the fundraiser, said in a Facebook post that Det. Parra “was an amazing officer and a wonderful friend to many.”

“Rest in peace brother in blue,” Bedore wrote. “We will hold the line from here.”

Donors have contributed over $4,700 to the fund thus far.

“Please keep his family, fellow officers, and friends in your prayers,” the fundraising page read.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Comal County Sheriff’s Office Detective Christopher Parra, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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