BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Badge of Honor Association will dedicate a new sign in memory of Buffalo Police Officer Patricia Parete on Friday.
Officer Parete died after a long battle with wounds received when her and her partner were shot on December 5th, 2006. Parete and Carl Andolina were shot after responding to a fight call outside a downtown Mini-mart.
One of the bullets lodged near her spine and she was left paralyzed from the neck down. Officer Parete died from complications relating to her injuries last February.
Buffalo PBA President Lt. James Panus said, “What happened was a tragedy then, ’til now. We all had a sense of helplessness about it, and the injury that put Patty in that position, and her condition. That hurt us. And right now, her suffering is over.”
The dedication is set for 10 a.m. at West Chippewa and Whitney Place, the scene of the 2006 shooting.