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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Fallen officers honored at Colfax ceremony

Libey organizes Memorial Day ceremony for fallen law officer

 

Olivia Harnack | The Gazette

Gary Libey recalls family memories with cousins of the late Sheriff.

Gazette Reporter

COLFAX - The Whitman County Historical Society presented a dedication of bravery and honor to former Whitman County Sheriff Levi Morton "Pete" Parnell, who was killed in the line of duty on April 17, 1949, in Pullman's infamous "Easter Day Massacre."

The ceremony honored other fallen Whitman County lawmen in current Sheriff Brett Myers' history and recognition speech.

"One day, I was walking and found his [Levi "Pete" Parnell's] headstone. His headstone said nothing about who he was and what he did to protect this community. So it inspired me to make a tribute to him and...



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