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Investigator Ricky J. Parisian | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York


Ricky J. Parisian

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Friday, May 20, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 3640

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 410 gauge

Offender: Died in prison

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Investigator Ricky Parisian was shot and killed while attempting to stop an armed robbery of the Great American Supermarket in Oneonta, New York, while off duty. He tackled the suspect and was shot in the chest with a .410 gauge shotgun during the struggle.

The suspect fled to Colorado where he was arrested within 48 hours. He was later convicted for 2nd degree murder, 1st degree robbery and Criminal Use of a Firearm. He was sentenced to 47 years in prison. The suspect died of natural causes in 2004 while serving his sentence.

Investigator Parisian had served with the New York State Police for 8 years. He was survived by his wife. An annual memorial run and scholarship were created in his honor.

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Ricky, your actions that night, which resulted in the ultimate sacrifice, are a true testament to your courage and devotion to duty. I will never forget the outpouring of love from the community during the search for your assailant. You will never be forgotten. RIP brother.

Sgt/Station Commander Steve Rizzuto / Re
May 24, 2015


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