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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To the family, friends, and co-workers of Investigator Michael A. Padula:

On this 26th year anniversary of his passing, I offer my sincerest condolences. When visiting the National Law Enforcement Memorial several years, I first became aware of your loss. An etching of Panel 20F, Line 20, "Michael A. Padula", has been on my desk every since.

I am also a police officer who served with badge #106, and nicknamed "Pud" my entire whole career.

Rest in Peace Brother Michael

Steven L. Padula, Chief of Staff
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

November 17, 2022

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