NAMPA, Idaho — The Nampa Police Department has something to celebrate today-- the 8th anniversary of the survival of one of their officers.
Nampa Police honored Corporal Parsons' "Alive Day" today. Back in 2010, Corporal John Parsons was shot in the face while serving a fugitive arrest warrant and survived. Today, he continues to serve as a Nampa police officer, Honor Guard member, Tactical Response Team member, and School Resource Officer at Nampa High School.
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#AliveDay Today we celebrate Cpl. John Parsons Alive Day - the anniversary of a close escape from death. On December 16, 2010, Cpl. Parsons was shot in the face while serving a fugitive arrest warrant. HE SURVIVED! He continues to honorably serve as a Nampa Police Officer, School Resource Officer, Honor Guard member and Tactical Response Team member. We are so very grateful for John’s survival and his continued service to our community. Happy Alive Day, John! #Survivor #Warrior #Husband #Dad #Friend #Mentor #BlueBrother #NPDTRT #HonorGuard #NPDSRO #MiracleOnFourthStreet
Corporal Parsons also reaches an emotional survival class at College of Western Idaho for new officers, with the hopes of equipping his students with coping mechanisms for dealing with critical incidents on the job.
"I like to think of it as, in a positive way-- it's definitely been a motivation for me to want to be a better person, a better father, a better husband, and of course, a better officer," Cpl. Parsons said.