Christopher Parlo

Federal Correction • Line of Duty Death: August 16, 2017

Senior Officer Specialist Christopher Parlo served his country and his community, first with the USMC and then with the Bureau of Prisons. 

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1989 and served as an E-4 Corporal and aviation helicopter structural mechanic. During his military service, he deployed and fought in the Persian Gulf War, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Somalia, and Bosnia. He also deployed in the summer of 1992 to help with riot control in Los Angeles. 

He joined the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1995 and served for over 20 years. He worked his way up to the rank of Lieutenant and was part of a 9/11 task force that helped secure MCC NY and the Federal courthouse area. He was also actively involved in the safety, security & transportation of terrorists that were assigned to MCC NY and MDC Brooklyn. 

On August 16, 2017, Chris collapsed while working at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fairton,  New Jersey. 

He is survived by his wife, Dena, who retired from the Federal BOP; two daughters, Josephine and Giovanna.