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Police Officer Paul Garofalo | Wichita Police Department, Kansas Wichita Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer

Paul Garofalo

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, November 8, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died in prison

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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.

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I never knew Paul. I was working construction in the 1000 of N Washington close to where Paul was killed. I have never forgotten his name, I think of him when I am in town and near the area.

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May 21, 2015

 

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