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Police Officer Patricia A. Buffalo Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Patricia A. "Patty" Parete

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/5/2006

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to 30 years

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Police Officer Patty Parete succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on December 5th, 2006, when she and her partner confronted an armed subject while responding to a 911 call about a fight at a convenience store at Elmwood Avenue and Chippewa Street.

As they searched the subject he produced a handgun and opened fire, striking both officers in the face. Officer Parete suffered a spinal injury as a result of the shooting and became paralyzed from the neck down. She died as a result of complications from the wounds on February 2nd, 2013.

The subject was convicted of charges in connection with the shooting of both officers and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Rest in peace, we'll take the watch from here.

Lieutenant Shannon
San Francisco Sheriff's Department
January 23, 2014

 

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