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Buffalo, New York Police Officer Patty Parete died from gunshot wounds she sustained on December 5th, 2006, when she and her partner confronted an armed subject. They responded to a 911 call about a fight at a convenience store.
As they were searching the subject, he suddenly pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking both officers in the face. Officer Parete suffered a spinal injury as a result of the shooting that left her paralyzed from the neck down. On February 2nd, 2013, she died as a result of complications from the gunshot wounds.
The attacker was convicted of charges in connection with the shooting of both officers and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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