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Paul Anthony Raftery
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1965
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 2006
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA

This man, a former police officer, was murdered in a random attack by two young adult males who killed him in a robbery attempt as he walked home. He was stabbed in the back. They discovered after killing him that there was no money in his wallet.

This is his obituary:

Paul A. Raftery, 41 of Helena, passed away Dec. 8, 2006.

He was born March 10, 1965, in Berkeley, Calif. to Robert P. and Mary (Miller) Raftery.

Paul attended grade school through high school in San Jose, Calif. He graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor's degree in fish and wildlife biology.

Paul worked for the U.S. Park Service in Arizona and later served with the U.S. Park Police in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. He also, worked as a deputy sheriff in Sublette County, Wyo.

Paul entered law school at the UM of Missoula and graduated with honors in the spring of 2006. He passed the state bar in July of 2006 and began working for the Supreme Court of Montana with Justice John Warner.

Paul is survived by his parents, Bob and Mary Kay Raftery of San Jose; brothers, Matthew Raftery of Reno, Nev. and John (Lori) Raftery of Lincoln, Calif.; sisters, Anne Raftery of San Jose; Amy (Michael) Holzr of San Jose and his special companion, his beloved dog, Thelma.

Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 from Hagler-Anderson Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, from the Cathedral of St. Helena, with interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Family prefers memorials to be sent in Paul's name to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, PO Box 4455, Helena, MT 59604.

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Published in the Helena Independent Record on 12/13/2006.
Resurrection Cemetery
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Dec 16, 2006
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