(ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News) APD Public Information Officer Lt. Dave Parker is interviewed near the scene where a body was discovered at Russian Jack Springs Park in 2010. A former detective, Parker said he's given his notice and Dec. 31 will be his last day on the job. "Sweet retirement awaits," he said.
From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --
Some Alaskans see this guy on TV more often than they see their own parents. His name has appeared in nearly 600 Daily News stories since 2008. (That's Palin levels of ubiquity.) One time he Tasered a bear.
Anchorage police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said Friday he’s retiring at the end of the year. “I put in my papers today,” he said.
(BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News) Parker loads cages of Parakeets in a police car on Jan. 14. The animals were seized by Anchorage Animal Control after police arrested two Eagle River residents for hoarding about 35 dogs and other animals.
Parker is an ordained preacher and, unlike spokespeople at many police departments, a badge-carrying cop. His last day will be Dec. 31.
If I worked at a local TV station, I’d be piecing that blooper reel together now.
(Bob Hallinen /Anchorage Daily News) Parker, then a detective, points out drops of blood splatter on the side of the building where a death took place in the 600 block of 16th Avenue across from the Sullivan Arena in 2007.