Daryl Parker

Top Shot, Daryl

Age: 44
Hometown: Bonham, TX
Occupation: Sheriff’s Lieutenant

In preparation for season 2 of Top Shot, this Texas cop recreated every challenge from season 1 in his backyard. Daryl Parker is here to win. A deputy sheriff and 21-year Marine Corps veteran, Daryl has always had an adventurous streak. He’s been deployed around the world, speaks three languages and has nine personal decorations from generals and ambassadors. Yet despite all of his adventures, his proudest moment is winning gold as the captain of the Marine Corps Shooting Team in both the Eastern and Pacific D divisions.


  • Multiple qualifications as both rifle and pistol expert
  • Gold medal captain of two competitive Marine Corps rifle/pistol teams – Pacific and Eastern divisions
  • Member of Championship Rifle Team; won the 2002 Smith Trophy in the Pacific Division Matches
  • Certified Law Enforcement Firearms instructor
  • In his travels he has handled spears, blowguns, bolos and exotic weapons