Officer John E. Parks, III
Posted: December 15, 2014
Officer John E. Parks, III was one of the first African-American police officers in the Virginia Beach Police Department. He, along with Robert Sparrow, Mondoza "Money" Holloway, and five others, helped tear down the racial divide and build bridges to a more diverse police force.
Mr. Parks passed at the age of 70 on December 6, 2014.