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

Patrolman

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. He is eligible for patrol on May 1, 2012.

Patrolman Paolillo was assigned to the the 42nd Precinct.

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Thank you Christian Durante.
Officer Michael W PAOLILLO is my Younger Brother, I miss him every day since that horrible incident. The person responsible for my Brothers Death has Passed away in Prison about one Year ago. I never have to worry that Animal will walk out of Prison!!
Again thank you for your kindness.
God Bless
Ernest R Paolillo

ERNEST R PAOLILLO
Brother
September 23, 2016

 

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