Police Officer Paul Garofalo

Police Officer Paul Garofalo

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 1980

Paul Garofalo

Officer Paul Garofalo was shot and killed when he stopped to question two women in the street. As he did so a man emerged and fired a shotgun through the driver's window, killing Officer Garofalo.

The 30-year-old suspect was tried three times and each time was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. On December 26, 1999, he died in prison of liver cancer.

Officer Garofalo was a U.S. Army veteran.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Died in prison

Most Recent Reflection

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As we get older, we have more time to reflect back on our life, good times and bad times.
You are not forgotten, I always remember you when I think about the good times I had with
you and other classmates as we trained to become Police graduates of the WPD Fall Class of 1979.
You were a smart and courageous officer who enjoyed serving and protecting our community.
You are one of my Heroes and are truly missed. Rest in peace my Brother.

Jesse L. Hill Jr., Retired Officer
Wichita Police Department
Wichita, Kansas

November 26, 2018

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