Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 11/8/1980
Suspect: Died in prison
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.