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Posted: 9/9/2005 1:14:59 PM EDT
a talk radio show today reported n.o. police officer paul accardo commited suicide when he returned home only to find his home looted, wife and daughters murdered, raped, and their bodies mulated. true or false?

rp
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:15:21 PM EDT
Dupe

Always wanted to do that
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:16:17 PM EDT
Well?

did it happen or not>?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:16:29 PM EDT
Any confirmation before we lock this, a link?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:17:12 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:17:56 PM EDT
I heard this on a afternoon-evening talk radio show that I normally do not listen to. I have not seen it
reported anywhere else...

Anyone else ?


LB
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:18:39 PM EDT
I read an email posted on a website from a guy who said that his friend's sister's boyfriend had a cousin who knew a guy in the 82nd Airborne who said that they were barbequing white babies at the convention center. true or false?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:21:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:24:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/06/police.suicide.ap/index.html



From that article: "According to the obituary in the Advocate of Baton Rouge, Accardo left a wife, Anne; his mother, Catherine; a brother; a sister; and eight nieces and nephews."

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:26:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/06/police.suicide.ap/index.html




According to the obituary in the Advocate of Baton Rouge, Accardo left a wife, Anne; his mother, Catherine; a brother; a sister; and eight nieces and nephews.



No children...


Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:28:09 PM EDT
There was a report of an officer that killed himself thinking he had lost his family. Turns out they were all O.K. Maybe he's the one.

The report was an interview with another NO officer.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:37:34 PM EDT
to awful of a crime not to be reported. the talk radio show needs to get its act together. will send a e-mail to question their accuracy.

rp

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:42:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 1:52:18 PM EDT by Colt_SBR]
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Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:51:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 3:56:15 PM EDT by ar15_rifleman]

Originally Posted By rp85:
a talk radio show today reported n.o. police officer paul accardo commited suicide when he returned home only to find his home looted, wife and daughters murdered, raped, and their bodies mulated. true or false?

rp



It is true,.....
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:53:06 PM EDT
AP article:


New Orleans Police Stunned by Suicides
Sep 06 11:24 AM US/Eastern


By CAIN BURDEAU
Associated Press Writer

NEW ORLEANS

Life wasn't supposed to end this way for Sgt. Paul Accardo: alone in chaos. He wrote a note telling anyone who found him to contact a fellow officer. He was precise, and thoughtful, to the end. Then he stuck a gun into his mouth and killed himself.

Accardo, 36, was one of two city cops who committed suicide last week as New Orleans descended into an abyss of death and destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. He was found in an unmarked patrol car Saturday in a downtown parking lot.

His funeral was planned for Wednesday.

Back when life was normal and structured, Accardo served as one of the police department's chief spokesmen. He reported murders, hostage situations and rapes in measured words, his bespectacled face benign and familiar on the nightly news.

"Paul was a stellar guy. A perfectionist. Everything had to be just right," recalled Sgt. Joe Narcisse, who went to police academy with Accardo and worked with him in the public affairs office.

Uniform crisply pressed, office in order, everything just right on his desk. That was Accardo.

"I'm the jokester in the office. I'd move stuff on his desk and he didn't like that," said Capt. Marlon Defillo, Accardo's boss. "He was ready to call the crime lab to find out who messed with his desk."

Maybe, Defillo reckoned, he killed himself because he lost hope that order would ever be restored in the city.

A public information officer, the captain said, turns the senseless _ murder, rape, mayhem _ into something orderly for the public. "It's like dominoes scattered across a table and putting them in order."

But in New Orleans for the past week, the chaos seemed endless.

Like the rest of the department, Accardo worked long, difficult days _ sometimes 20 hours. He waded through the mass of flesh and stench in the Louisiana Superdome. He saw the dead in the streets.

Defillo remembered how bad Accardo felt when he was unable to help women stranded on the interstate and pleading for water and food. One woman said her baby had not had water in three days.

He even wanted to stop and help the animals lost amid the ruin of New Orleans, Defillo said.

Unable to stop the madness and hurt, Accardo sank into depression.

Narcisse remembered being on the telephone with him, complaining about the flooding when his old academy buddy cut him off midsentence: "Joe. Joe. I can't talk to you right now." He couldn't handle it anymore, Narcisse said.

"It was like you were having an awful conversation with someone who died in your family," he said.

Accardo _ who also lost his home in the flood waters _ looked like a zombie, like someone who hadn't slept in year, Defillo said. But so did so many on the 1,600-member force.

Officials said Monday that between 400 to 500 officers were unaccounted for, many tending to their homes or looking for their families, and some dropping out. To lessen the stress, officers were being cycled off duty and given five-day vacations in Las Vegas and Atlanta, where they also would receive counseling.

Said Mayor Ray Nagin: "I've got some firefighters and police officers that have been pretty much traumatized."

Police Superintendent Eddie Compass didn't know how many had abandoned their jobs outright, but denied that it was a large number.

"No police department in the history of the world was asked to do what we (were) asked," he said.

But Defillo said he never thought Accardo would kill himself.

"We kept telling him, 'There's going to be a brighter day; suck it up,'" Defillo said. "He couldn't shake it."

According to the obituary in the Advocate of Baton Rouge, Accardo left a wife, Anne; his mother, Catherine; a brother; a sister; and eight nieces and nephews.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:53:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eswanson:
I read an email posted on a website from a guy who said that his friend's sister's boyfriend had a cousin who knew a guy in the 82nd Airborne who said that they were barbequing white babies at the convention center. true or false?


Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:54:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eswanson:
I read an email posted on a website from a guy who said that his friend's sister's boyfriend had a cousin who knew a guy in the 82nd Airborne who said that they were barbequing white babies at the convention center. true or false?




No shit?? Link.....

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HEHEH I know your joking...
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:00:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:06:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By COZ_45:
My employee's bride is a reporter for Fox 8 in New Orleans.

She confirmed that the NOPD Information Officer with whom she communicates did, indeed, commit suicide.

I did not inquire as to why.



Your point?!?!?!?!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:17:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar15_rifleman:

Originally Posted By COZ_45:
My employee's bride is a reporter for Fox 8 in New Orleans.

She confirmed that the NOPD Information Officer with whom she communicates did, indeed, commit suicide.

I did not inquire as to why.



Your point?!?!?!?!



Probably that a NO officer did in fact commit suicide, but he doesn't know anymore details about it.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:19:53 PM EDT
It's been widely reported that Paul Accardo commited suicide. However note in the articles that his surviving wife is mentioned and that he does not have children.
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