Sergeant Paul L. C. Paretti

Sergeant Paul L. C. Paretti

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 13, 1957

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Paul L. C. Paretti

Sergeant Paretti was shot and stabbed to death when he went to the aid of a neighbor who was being robbed by seven teenage thugs on his front porch. Sergeant Paretti managed to shoot and critically wound one of the suspects. The other six were apprehended a few hours later. All seven were charged with Sergeant Paretti's murder.

Three of the suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. A fourth suspect was determined to be insane and committed in a state mental institution. The other three suspect's trial resulted in a mistrial.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Sergeant Paretti.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 23, 2023

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