Contest Photo #58041

Susan Turner's picture


This is a bitter sweet photo taken on July 4, 2015. Joe Parrett is on the tractor while his son Justin is walking in front. In the background you have Jeff Gibbs and his son Blake. The boys were lending a helping hand to their dads. On July 9 our world turned upside down forever, Justin Parrett 22 lost his life from a seizure during the night. This was the last day we spent with him. He was attending a police academy school in Columbia, Mo and was a Lt. on the Steelville Fire Dept., he also was a 911 dispatcher before joining the academy. He is a fallen hero in our small town that will never be forgotten.