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Patrolman Michael W. Paolillo | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Michael W. Paolillo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4063

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years to life

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Patrolman Paolillo was stabbed to death when he attempted to question a suspect.

Patrolman Paolillo was off-duty and talking with a friend inside a gun shop when a man entered and asked if he could have the grips on the gun adjusted. When the store owner told him he could, the suspect took a .25-caliber revolver from a paper bag and gave it to the owner. When the owner asked for Identification, the suspect took the gun back and left the store. Suspicious that the man did not have a license for the gun, Patrolman Paolillo followed the man out of the store and began to question him. While he was being questioned, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed Patrolman Paolillo 17 times in the chest. The suspect then stole Patrolman Paolillo service weapon and fled from the location.

A suspect was alter arrested and charged with murder. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Patrolman Paolillo was assigned to the the 42nd Precinct.

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
September 26, 2017


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