Detectives' Endowment Association, Inc. — Paul DiGiacomo, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Patrick H. Rafferty

Patrick Rafferty

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 6793

Command: 067 Detective Squad

Date of Death: 09/10/2004

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detective Robert Parker and Detective Patrick Rafferty were shot on a Brooklyn street in an exchange of gunfire with a man who had between menacing his mother inside her home.


The Detectives were responding to a domestic violence call at about 8:40 p.m. in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn when they were fatally shot at close range.  Detective Robert Parker was hit twice in the chest and twice in the right leg.  Detective Patrick Rafferty was also hit twice in the chest.  A third bullet pierced his right leg and entered his left thigh.


Detective Rafferty squeezed off one round, hitting perpetrator Marlon Legere in the left foot and right ankle.  The suspect carjacked a minivan and fled the scene.  He was captured less than two hours later.

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