Resolution J426-2013

Mourning the death of Patricia A. Parete, distinguished police officer and devoted member of her community



  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 4, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Patricia A. Parete, distin-
guished police officer and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to convey its grateful
appreciation and heartfelt regret in recognition of the loss of a coura-
geous  police  officer  who  dedicated her purposeful life and career in
faithful service to her family, community and the Buffalo Police Depart-
ment; and
  WHEREAS, It is  with  profound  sadness  that  this  Legislative  Body
records  the  passing  of  City  of  Buffalo  Police Officer Patricia A.
Parete, who, after serving  with  dedication,  loyalty  and  compassion,
devoted her purposeful life and career to serve and protect; and
  WHEREAS,  Patricia  A. Parete of Buffalo, New York, was wounded in the
line of duty on December 5, 2006; after a long and spirited battle,  she
succumbed to her injuries and died on Saturday, February 2, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Patricia  "Patty"  Parete  was born on January 12, 1965; she
became a member of the Buffalo Police Department on January 25, 2001, at
the age of 36; and
  WHEREAS, An avid lover of the outdoors and nature, Patricia A.  Parete
was an advocate of physical fitness; and
  WHEREAS,  She  also  loved  her  Harley-Davidson; in 2007, the Buffalo
community united and held a benefit in her honor; the funds raised  were
used  to  provide  for  the  necessary care Patricia required during her
recovery; in addition, comedian Jay Leno donated an  autographed  Harley
Davidson Sportster motorcycle to be raffled off at the benefit; and
  WHEREAS,  In  her  duties  as a police officer, Patricia A. Parete was
known to have street smarts and was described by many as a fighter;  her
bravery  coupled with her courageous work ethic made the City of Buffalo
a safer place to live and work; and
  WHEREAS, Predeceased by her mother, Dorothea A.  (Nagel)  Parete,  and
her  uncle,  Roger  Nagel,  Patricia A. Parete is survived by her loving
friend, Polly  Strait;  her  father,  Anthony  J.  Sr.  (Tammy)  Parete;
siblings,  Anthony  Jr. (Joyce), Maria, Jonanthony, and Angelina Parete;
and one aunt, Jean Nagel; as  well  as  her  cousins,  Jason  and  Chuck
(Kristina) Nagel; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic  spirit,  imbued  with a sense of
compassion, and comforted by a loving family, Police Officer Patricia A.
Parete leaves behind a legacy which will long endure the passage of time
and will remain as a comforting memory to all she served and befriended;
she will be deeply missed and truly merits the grateful tribute of  this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Patricia A. Parete, distinguished police officer  and
devoted member of her community, noting the significance of her contrib-
utions on behalf of the citizens of this noble Empire State and express-
ing its deepest condolences to her family; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Patricia A. Parete.


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