FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Paralyzed Buffalo Officer Dies

February 04, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Buffalo PD.
Photo courtesy of Buffalo PD.

A Buffalo Police officer who was paralyzed by a suspect's bullet during a 2006 shooting has succumbed to wounds that ended her law enforcement career.

Officer Patricia "Patty" Parete, 48, died early Saturday at her home.

Officer Parete was shot the night of Dec. 5, 2006, after she and her partner, Officer Carl Andolina, responded to a call of a fight at a downtown convenience store. Varner Harris Jr., then 19, fired two rounds at Officer Parete—one struck her body armor, the other entered her chin and lodged in her spine. Officer Andolina was also shot, reports the Buffalo News.

Harris pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and is now serving life in prison for the double shooting, reports WKBW.


Comments (5)

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Phil @ 2/5/2013 4:22 AM

My thoughts go out to her family at this time. He now needs to be tried for murder, that scum bag.

Mickey B @ 2/5/2013 8:22 AM

RIP Patty. May she never be in pain again!

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 2/5/2013 11:49 AM

Such a shame....the suffering has ended and God will hold you now..

RICHARD ISAACS @ 2/5/2013 5:57 PM

I WILL BET THERE WERE A LOT OF BUFFALO POLICE JOKES BEFORE THE DEATH OF OFFICER PARETE, NO LAUGHTER NOW UNFORTUNATELY ONLY SORROW. YOU SAVED, I AM SURE THOUSANDS OF THOSE MAJESTIC ANIMALS, AND ON THEIR BEHALF IF THEY WOULD ALLOW, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU,

Robert Bell @ 2/5/2013 11:12 PM

RIP

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Jury Hears Testimony from Officers Who Survived Shooting that Killed Rookie Officer
Officer Jesse Hempen—who suffered a gunshot wound to his upper leg—and Officer David...
Chicago Officer Dies by Suicide Inside Her Personally Owned Vehicle
A police officer with the Chicago Police Department died by suicide in her personally...
New Jersey Officer Injured When DUI Driver Crashes Into Her Squad Car
An officer with the Brick Township (NJ) Police Department was assisting with an...
Dallas Officer Who Fatally Shot Man in Wrong Apartment to Be Charged
A Dallas police officer who fatally shot a man when she entered the wrong apartment will...
Ohio SRO Placed on Leave for 'Arcing' TASER to Wake Sleeping Student
An officer with the Smithville (OH) Police Department has been placed on unpaid leave...

Police Magazine