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Ricky Parisian

‘Pit,’ Canine Namesake, Joins Parisian’s Partner

‘Pit,’ Canine Namesake,

Joins Parisian’s Partner

Trooper Has Run In 25 Of Race’s 26 Years

Sid Parisian, brother of Ricky Parisian, the trooper killed trying to foil a 1994 heist at the Southside Oneonta Grand Union, prepares to start runners in the 26th annual “Pit” Run at Main and River streets this past Sunday, Oct. 6. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Ricky Parisian’s wife Deb chats with Trooper Caicedo and his new terrier, Pit.

ONEONTA – State Investigator Sales Caicedo and Trooper Ricky “Pit” Parisian, partners for four years, spent their shift on May 20, 1994, doing surveillance on an organized crime organization outside New York City.

After the shift, the two officers headed up Route 17.  Caicedo was headed to Buffalo; Parisian took Exit 94, bound for Oneonta.

“As he was getting close to his exit, he got on the radio and said ‘See you Monday’,” said Caicedo, who was in Oneonta Sunday, Oct. 6, for the 26th annual Pit Run in his partner’s honor.

But by the time Caicedo got to Buffalo, he had “10 or 15 missed calls” on his pager. When he called his station, he learned Trooper Parisian had been shot and killed trying to foil an armed robbery at the Great American on Southside.

Michael Hamilton Takes 1st In 26th PIT Run 10K

652 Mark Trooper Parisian’s Sacrifice

Oneonta Runner 1st

In 26th PIT Run 10K

It may have been cloudy, but the record of it never raining on race day still stands, as 652 runners turned out today to partake in the 26th annual PIT Run 5K and 10K Run in remembrance of Ricky J. “Pit” Parisian, a state trooper who lost his life while stopping an armed robbery in 1994 on Southside Oneonta. Above, Janice Bettiol, Otego, waves amidst throngs of runners that include Aubry Microni, Oneonta, Rodney Watson, Oneonta, Wyatt Jones, Unadilla, John Rowley, Houghton, Rebecca Rowley, Houghton, Dean Reed, Unadilla, Hales Pink, Oneonta, Cody Losie, Oneonta, and Jenna Rose Dilello, Oneonta. At right, Oneonta’s Michael Hamilton crosses the finish line with a time of 35:32. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

The Sun Always Shines On Race Day

PIT Run 2017

Sun Always Shines

On Race Day

As runners made their way to the starting line, temperatures in the 30s rose and gave way to clear skies and perfect running weather as hundreds took to the streets of Oneonta in the 24th annual PIT run. Above, runners take off down Main Street with SUNY student Austin Carr, Guilford, out in front. He is followed by Devon Iezzoni, Huntington, Michael Savello Jr., King’s Park, Austin Gross, Patchogue, Cameron Hanwright, Center Moriches, Mike Smith, Smithtown, Christopher Johnson, Oneonta, Christian Smith, Oneonta, Michael Muldoon, Mahopac, and Andrew Desousa, Smithtown. At right, Oneonta’s Michael Roda crosses the finish line of the 5K with a first place time of 16:30. (Ian Autin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Sarah Brackett Receives Parisian Scholarship

Oneonta Senior Awarded

Ricky Parisian Scholarship

 In an emotional surprise ceremony in the OHS library this morning, the Parisian Foundations awarded a surprised Sarah Brackett, seen here shaking hands with superintendent Joseph Yelich, as the recipient of this year's Parisian Scholarship. The scholarship is warded annually through a faculty based nomination to an OHS student who exemplifies the qualities of respect, integrity, honesty, responsibility, loyalty, fairness, kindness, true to their word and is a good citizen. The scholarship is awarded in the sum of $3,000 per year of school up to the completion of an undergraduate degree. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
In an emotional surprise ceremony in the Oneonta High School library this morning, the Parisian Foundation named Sarah Brackett, seen here shaking hands with Superintendent of Schools Joseph Yelich, as the recipient of this year’s Parisian Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Trooper Ricky Parisian, who died in 1994 trying to stop a robbery at a Southside Oneonta supermarket.   With an honoree chosen annual by OHS faculity, the winner exemplifies the qualities of respect, integrity, honesty, responsibiliy, loyalty, fairness, kindness, integrity and good citizenship.  The award provides $3,000 a year through completion of an undergraduate degree. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
State Troopers Honor, Remember Fallen Friends

State Troopers Honor,

Remember Fallen Friends

Oneonta Police Chief Dennis Nayor and Lieutenant Doug Brenner pause to pay respects to fallen officers at the New York State Police Troop C Memorial Day service this morning in Sidney. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Oneonta Police Chief Dennis Nayor and Lt. Doug Brenner pause to pay respects to fallen officers at the  State Police Troop C Memorial Day service this morning in Sidney. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Deb and Mark Parisian, Oneonta, stand in remembrance of Ricky Parisian, during the Troop C Memorial Day service. Tomorrow will mark the 22nd anniversary of his death.
Deb and Sid Parisian, Oneonta, stand in remembrance of Sid’s brother Ricky Parisian, during the Troop C Memorial Day service. Tomorrow will mark the 22nd anniversary of his death.

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for www.AllOTSEGO.com

SIDNEY – May 20 marks the 22nd anniversary of the day Trooper Ricky Parisian was shot and killed by Colin Hyde, who was attempting to stop a robbery at the Great American, now the Southside Mall.

And this morning, Parisian and the 16 other Troop C state police officer who gave their lives in service of their community were honored with a Memorial Day service on the lawn of the trooper barracks in Sidney.

“Their service and commitment will never be forgotten,” said Maj. James E. Barnes, Troop C  commander.  “But we must celebrate the lives they committed to serving our communities.”

“This is a time to remember those who have stood between us and disorder, rule of law and chaos,” said Duncan Davie, state Sen. Jim Seward’s chief of staff.  “Police stand in protection of those laws.”

18th Annual Ricky Parisian Ride Circling Glimmerglass Right Now

18th Parisian Ride

Circles Glimmerglass

Oneonta's Sid and Deb Parisian wave while riding down Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, during the 18th annual Law Enforcement Ride to benefit the Ricky Parisian Scholarship Fund. At this hour, the motorcylists, who departed from the Oneonta State Police Barracks, will be pausing at Glimmerglass State Park, before heading back to Oneonta for a Brooks BBQ picnic. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Oneonta’s Sid and Deb Parisian wave while riding down Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, during the 18th annual Law Enforcement Ride to benefit the Ricky Parisian Scholarship Fund. At this hour, the motorcylists, who departed from the Oneonta State Police Barracks, will be pausing at Glimmerglass State Park, before heading back to Oneonta for a Brooks BBQ picnic. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
PIT Run 2014

1,875 Runners In 21st PIT Run;

Gleason, Alterio Leading Locals

There was perfect running weather for the 1875 runners from all over the country turned out for the 20th annual PIT Run on Sunday morning. The event, held in remembrance of State Trooper Ricky Parisian, ushered in the end of Home Coming weekend in Oneonta.
There was perfect running weather for the 1875 runners from all over the country turned out for the 21st annual PIT Run on Sunday morning. The event, held in remembrance of State Trooper Ricky Parisian, ushered in the end of OHS Alumni Weekend.  Scott Gleason, Walton, who came in fourth, was the first local runner to cross the finish line in the 10K; Oneonta’s Celia Alerio, 25th overall, was the first local women. Review results.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Celia Alterio
140 Bikers Ride For Ricky Parisian

140 Bikers Circle County For Ricky Parisian

Nearly 140 riders came out for the 20th annual Law Enforcement Benefit Motorcycle Ride on Saturday morning which left from the state police barracks on Oneonta's Oneida Street, through Coopertown, around Otsego Lake, then back to Oneonta's Wilber Park for a picnic.  The event benefits the Ricky Parisian Scholarship Fund. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Nearly 140 riders came out for the 20th annual Law Enforcement Benefit Motorcycle Ride on Saturday morning.  It left from the state police barracks on Oneonta’s Oneida Street, passed through Coopertown, circled around Otsego Lake, then ended back at Oneonta’s Wilber Park for a picnic. The event benefits the Ricky Parisian Scholarship Fund, honoring the state trooper who died in the line of duty in1993. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
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