Sergeant Paul L. C. Paretti

Sergeant Paul L. C. Paretti

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 13, 1957

Paul L. C. Paretti

Sergeant Paretti was shot and stabbed to death when he went to the aid of a neighbor who was being robbed by seven teenage thugs on his front porch. Sergeant Paretti managed to shoot and critically wound one of the suspects. The other six were apprehended a few hours later. All seven were charged with Sergeant Paretti's murder.

Three of the suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. A fourth suspect was determined to be insane and committed in a state mental institution. The other three suspect's trial resulted in a mistrial.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I'm sorry I never got to know you, but your son, Paul L.C. Paretti, Jr. was my grandpa, my "Nono," and I loved him dearly. Your children have produced a beautiful, large family. I'm sure you would be proud.

To Tim Gonzales: Are you Rosemary's son? I would love to talk to you more!

Sarah Wray
Great-Granddaughter

August 28, 2012

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