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- Oct. 30, 1976 -
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Mechanicville Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 30, 1976
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 21 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Mechanicville Police Dept.
NY   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 119
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Sat. Oct. 30, 1976
Summary: Patrolman Paul Luther was shot and killed while on patrol near a restaurant. A sniper opened fire on the establishment, fatally wounding Patrolman Luther, who had given him a speeding ticket two hours earlier. He also killed a civilian and wounded 11 other people. During the siege, he fired over 300 rounds and only quit after a fire started in his apartment.

He pleaded guilty in June 1977 to two counts of second-degree murder and 11 other charges and was sentenced to serve a sentence of 25 years to life. The killer was denied parole for a fifth time in August, 2009. His next parole hearing is in June, 2013.

Patrolman Luther was also the president of the local fire company. He was survived by his parents

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