Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Patricia A. Parete

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Patricia A. Parete

Officer Parete,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2023

Fifteen years ago today. I remember like it was yesterday.

Lt Steven Malkowski
Buffalo PD

December 5, 2021

My name is Alberto O. Cappas, publisher, Buffalo Latino Village. I was walking down the street where she was shot. As I passed by and read the message, I was taken by the image and information. In her tribute, I published her photo and the information provided. Please feel free to request a hard copy. God bless, and I know that by observing the photo, that she was a great person and is greatly missed by her family and friends. Please email me if you would like a copy of our December 2021 issue.

Alberto O. Cappas
Buffalo Latino Village

November 28, 2021

Your always in my thoughts P,
Until we meet again ❤

Christine C Kreuz/ Retired
Chicago Police Department

September 23, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 2, 2021

December 5, 2006. One of the worst nights ever on the job. R.I.P. Patty


December 5, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

I said another prayer for you today Patti. Attending your funeral with all our brothers and sisters in blue was one of the hardest. When I talked with you briefly after the layoff and you were getting your equipment re issued, the smile on your face said it all. You just wanted to answer your calling, police work. Others around us were driven by promotion and overtime. You were just happy to be back in uniform. Your eagerness to serve opened my eyes in remembering why I took the job 10 years earlier and gave me new direction and drive to be the best I could possibly be, after becoming jaded by the politics of it all. After I spoke with you, I told my wife, that I had become that rookie again who wanted to just be there and do the job the best I could. Godspeed Patti. You will always be loved and admired.


February 4, 2020

Officer Parete, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 30, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Parete.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 1, 2019

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

God bless you and watch over your family.

PO Bowen
Buffalo Police Department

April 12, 2018

Thank you for your service. I pray for your family and friends left behind.

Officer John Hill
US Customs and Border Protection

February 3, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 2, 2018

May you keep resting in perpetual peace my sister. Thank you for your service and bravery. You are always remembered when some one mentions your name.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 2, 2018

I Miss You Patty! Please take Craig under your Wing !

Police Officer Tim Wagner
Buffalo Police Dept. NY

October 23, 2017

Rest well my sister.

N.Y.P.D. Ray Flores
Lieutenant (ret.)

February 2, 2017

May God bless those you left behind as he carries you home...Rest in Peace my sister.

Sgt Don Barton
Garden City Police Dept.

February 1, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Parete and her family. She may be gone but not forgotten. She will always be a New York hero.

Robyn Wilkes

January 29, 2016

This criminal is now a killer and should face justice. God Bless and keep Officer Parete forever! Please watch over our men and women in blue.
Allen Childs, Palatka, FL

US Army

August 3, 2015

30 years??? Really? I guarantee that Officer Parete will have served more time in a hospital bed, then this guy will spend in prison!! I'm sorry you sacrificed so...and, I thank you for your sacrifice. Rest well officer, you have earned it. Carpe Diem

Corporal Chaz Williams
Amarillo Police Dept.

February 2, 2015

Rest in peace, we'll take the watch from here.

Lieutenant Shannon
San Francisco Sheriff's Department

January 23, 2014

I am a former Buffalonian who attended a fund raiser at the Convention Center for Officer Parete and have proudly displayed the cap I purchased on the dashboard of my car ever since. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I work as a psychiatric RN at a jail in Monroe County, Rochester, NY and have several family members and friends who have or continue to serve proudly in law enforcement in the Western NY region. Thank you for your dedicated service and the ultimate sacrifice you made. You will not be forgotten.

Debra D Herrera, Correctional Psych RN
Monroe County Jail

January 5, 2014

Only "30 years in prison"...what a tragedy that a valiant officer is murdered and her partner critically wounded, and our 'system' only gives 30 years.

Major Kevin Boyd
US Army, former Savannah GA Police Officer

December 31, 2013

Another tragic loss of a true hero. I am confident that you have found peace and that your suffering is no more. I am appalled that the individual responsible for your death only received 30 years and will continue to fight, in your name and the names of all the other heroes that have made the ultimate sacrifice, while protecting others. R.I.P., Patty!

John R. Curtis, Assistant Warden-Retired
FL Dept. of Corrections

November 21, 2013

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