Officer Dana Everett Paladini

Officer Dana Everett Paladini

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1972

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Dana Everett Paladini

Officer Paladini was killed when he was accidentally struck by a bullet which ricocheted off of a trailer. He and a local sheriff's deputy stopped to assist at an accident involving a horse trailer. One of the horses was badly injured and the owner asked the officers to shoot it. The deputy fired three rounds, one of which ricocheted off of the trailer and struck Officer Paladini.

Officer Paladini had been with the agency for nine months.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 7839

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

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