Corporal Richard G. Parquette

Corporal Richard G. Parquette

Bayfield County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Tuesday, September 10, 1996

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Richard G. Parquette

Corporal Richard Parquette was shot and killed after being called to an apartment to investigate reports that a swastika had been painted on the door.

As the officer walked up the stairwell, he was ambushed by a suspect wearing full body armor and armed with an automatic rifle. The suspect shot Corporal Parquette 22 times before committing suicide.

Corporal Parquette had served in law enforcement for 28 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 230

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Automatic
  • Offender Committed suicide


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'Dick' was good friends with my grandparents and family. He would come in the back door of their bar to bring my brother and I candy once in awhile when we were kids. Just to be a cool guy. My family was devastated by his murder. My grandpa will certainly never forget him and neither will I.

Civilian Gage Ackley-DeChant
Bayfield County Resident

January 7, 2024

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