Police Officer Patricia A. "Patty" PareteRest in Peace Sis…We Got The Watch
Buffalo New York Police Department
End of Watch: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Incident Date: 12/5/2006
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.
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.
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.