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Retired Miami-Dade police director Robert Parker dies at 62

Robert Parker, the first African American to lead the Miami-Dade Police Department, was a rare sort of public official in South Florida, a man at the top with few enemies or critics. Parker, who retired six years ago as police director, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head next to a canal near his northwest Miami-Dade home Wednesday night.

Retired Miami-Dade police director Robert Parker dies at 62

Robert Parker, the first African American to lead the Miami-Dade Police Department, was a rare sort of public official in South Florida, a man at the top with few enemies or critics. Parker, who retired six years ago as police director, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head next to a canal near his northwest Miami-Dade home Wednesday night.

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