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Corporal Richard G. Parquette | Bayfield County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Bayfield County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Corporal

Richard G. Parquette

Bayfield County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 10, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 230

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Automatic

Offender: Committed suicide

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Corporal Richard Parquette was shot and killed after being called to an apartment to investigate reports that a swastika had been painted on the door.

As the officer walked up the stairwell, he was ambushed by a suspect wearing full body armor and armed with an automatic rifle. The suspect shot Corporal Parquette 22 times before committing suicide.

Corporal Parquette had served in law enforcement for 28 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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