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A dangerous dereliction of duty

March 30, 2014
By CHRISTINA MYERS ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming an officer, drunk on duty, sleeping on the job, visiting a house of ill repute - no, these are not charges brought against a member of the modern Secret Service. These are the charges for which Washington, D.C., police officer John Parker was reprimanded before he was assigned to guard the life of President Abraham Lincoln. Most of you can likely guess the exact date on which Parker last drew that assignment.



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