Investigator Michael A. Padula

Investigator Michael A. Padula

Ithaca Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, November 17, 1996

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Michael A. Padula

Investigator Padula was stabbed in the neck and killed while at the scene of an emotionally disturbed person call.

The female suspect was barricaded in a bathroom and suddenly ran out, attacking Investigator Padula. The suspect was shot and killed by another officer on the scene.

Investigator Padula had served with the Ithaca Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his two sons, parents, sister, and brother.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 106

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Shot and killed


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I find this very tragic and upsetting. I think that officer Pedu will always be remebered for his work in the police force and he was well appriciated. By what was read above, he seemed like a good officer who accomplished a lot during his 18 years of service and his death will never be forgotten. I feel as if every fallen officer should be correctly remembered, and officer Pedus especially because he died fighting for his town which the citizens will always remeber

namine Archer

February 24, 2023

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