Police Officer Patricia A. Parete

Police Officer Patricia A. Parete

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 2013

Patricia A. Parete

Police Officer Patty Parete succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on December 5th, 2006, when she and her partner confronted an armed subject while responding to a 911 call about a fight at a convenience store at Elmwood Avenue and Chippewa Street.

They located the subject near the intersection of Georgia Street and Whitney Street. As they searched the subject he produced a handgun and opened fire, striking both officers in the face. Officer Parete suffered a spinal injury as a result of the shooting and became paralyzed from the neck down. She died as a result of complications from the wounds on February 2nd, 2013.

The subject was convicted of charges in connection with the shooting of both officers and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 3521

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 5, 2006
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

fight call

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

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