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Investigator Michael A. Padula | Ithaca Police Department, New York Ithaca Police Department, New York

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Michael A. Padula

Ithaca Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 17, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 106

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Shot and killed

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Investigator Padula was stabbed in the neck and killed while at the scene of an emotionally disturbed person call. The female suspect was barricaded in a bathroom and suddenly ran out, attacking Investigator Padula. The suspect was shot and killed by another officer on the scene.

Investigator Padula had served with his agency for 18 years. He was survived by his two sons, parents, sister, and brother.

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I said a little prayer today for Investigator Padula and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 16, 2015

 

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