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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Cpl. Parquette,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bayfield County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 10, 2021

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