Trooper Has Run In 25 Of Race’s 26 Years
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
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.