Officer Joseph Parise passed away in the line of duty on Sept. 24, 2018 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul after responding to an inmate assaulting an officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights.
Oak Park Heights Prison Honor Guard conducted a ceremonial folding of this flag in the prison lobby on Sept 26.
“He was a hero. He was doing what he loved to do.
He was helping others.
Joe changed the world. He changed it by caring for other
- Rev. Marty Shanahan