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For Immediate Release:
July 23, 2015
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Melonie Burke
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Chairman Jean Monestime's statement on the death of former Miami-Dade Police Director Robert Parker


(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – “I’m deeply saddened by the news of the death of former Miami-Dade Police Director Robert Parker. Director Parker was an inspiring leader who made history as the police department’s first African American director after decades of dedicated service in the department. His death hit particularly close to home as he was also a resident of my district. On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, I wish to offer my sincerest condolences to his family, his former colleagues in the Miami-Dade Police Department and all those who had the privilege to know and work with him,” said Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime.