Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

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

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 16 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Hi Paul, my note is really late but I know you will understand. I am new at this computer business and have just found out how to leave you a note. I think of you and the old Baker-1 crew often and always with a smile on my face. You and every member of my crew at that time were the best Wichita had to offer. What a joy it was for me to come to work every night just to see what you ornery guys were going to get into and how much fun we would have before quitting time. I don't think I can remember a time when you were anything but glad to be on duty. I always remember you as a happy guy with a smile and a little jab for everyone but always professional when it was time to get the work done. thanks Paul for all the good work you did and all the fun memories. I love you and miss you every day. RIP

Lt. Charles (Al) Lauffer
Wichita Police Dept.
July 24, 2015


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2015 Deaths