The DEA Honor Roll
Official Line of Duty Deaths
Robert L. Parker
Shield Number: 2988
Command: 67 Detective Squad
Date of Death: 09/10/2004
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Detective Robert Parker and Detective Patrick Rafferty were shot dead on a Brooklyn street in an exchange of gunfire with a man who had been menacing his mother inside her home.
The Detectives were responding to a domestic violence call at about 8:40 p.m. in the East Flatbush section when they were fatally shot at close range. Detective Robert Parker was hit twice in the chest and twice in the right leg. Detective Patrick Rafferty was also hit twice in the chest. A third bullet pierced his right leg and entered his left thigh.
Detective Rafferty squeezed off one round, hitting the perpetrator Marlon Legere in the left foot and right ankle. The suspect carjacked a minivan and fled the scene. He was captured less than two hours later.
Det. Robert Parker is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, 2011 Old Wilkesboro Road in Salisbury, North Carolina 28147. The DEA installed a bench in his memory near Bobby’s final resting place. See the pdf file below.