Pietropaolo joined the University Police Department in 2010 and served until 2016, when he joined the Carmel Police Department. He is remembered by former colleagues as a great officer and friend.
In a statement, Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari said, “For those of us who had the chance to work and know Gary, he was a great officer and friend to all. We will miss Gary’s never ending smile, professionalism and caring attitude.”
The Daily Freeman reports Pietropaolo was scheduled to take a sergeant’s exam for a possible promotion and had plans to be married this June.
A visitation will be held on June 11 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Cargain Funeral Homes in Mahopac, N.Y. A mass of Christian burial will be held on June 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Church in Carmel, N.Y.
Members of the SUNY New Paltz University Police Department will participate in the funeral procession of patrol cars.