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Shooting Victim was ‘Family Man’

Paul Lawson Storey was killed in an officer-involved shooting Sept. 22 near his Roseville home on Sierra Gardens Drive.

Friends and family members remember 35-year-old Paul Lawson Storey as a family man with a quirky sense of humor.

Storey was killed in an officer-involved shooting Sept. 22 following a physical altercation with an officer responding to a domestic disturbance at a home on Sierra Gardens Drive, according to Roseville Police.

“He was a great father,” his wife Rachel Storey said. “He was actually doing a lot of mommy duties while I went back to school full time … he’s really close with the kids. He’s kind of like a big kid himself.”

Together they have two children — a 16-month-old daughter and a son who is turning 6 on Sunday.

Rachel Storey described her husband as a “family man” with a “quirky” sense of humor.

“He would do anything to make someone laugh,” she said.

The two met 10 years ago through mutual friends and have been married four years, Rachel Storey said.

Paul Storey worked for BCE Barnum & Celillo Electric based in Sacramento.

A co-worker of Paul Storey wrote on Roseville Patch’s Facebook page that “everyone who knew Paul absolutely loved him.”

“He was such a wonderful father and a good person,” Emerleen Enriquez wrote. “He used to bring in pears from his family's farm to share with the whole office.”

Paul Storey graduated Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento before settling in Roseville.

According to his obituary, Paul Storey loved the outdoors and country music and was a dedicated father and husband.

“He wanted nothing more than to see his kids grow,” Rachel Storey said.

Rachel Storey said her husband has been depicted in a false light through local media reports and commenters.

“It seems like he’s trying to be portrayed as something he’s not by the media,” she said. “He was a family man.”

Did you know Paul Storey? Feel free to share your memories in the comment section below.

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Dr. Klystron October 02, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Paul and Rachel are my neighbors. I always wanted to get to know them better and now I'm sorry I didn't. Paul was a good guy. A real family man. He brought his little girl over to see me a few days befote he was killed. Based on what I have seen and heard, I can't understand how this could have happened. It is so tragic. God bless you Rachel and your children.
A Roseville Resident October 02, 2012 at 08:59 PM
That is what early reports indicated. Yes.
A Roseville Resident October 02, 2012 at 10:04 PM
It's the piece of the story I would like to see some follow-up on. The police are taking a real beating in this story (and yes, it's tragic beyond words), yet they were called because someone felt they were needed. No one seems to want to discuss that.
Charity Jobe September 07, 2013 at 12:11 PM
I met paul in 1999, he was always a very GIVING LOYAL CARING person. Could make anyone laugh, never said a harsh word about anyone. This in entirely tragic and sad.God Speed Paul Lawson Storey. I will always remember your smile and laughter. My prayers go out to your family, wife and children.
Kendra Howe February 22, 2014 at 01:15 AM
This is such injustice to Paul! I was absolutly blessed to know such a kind loving caring thoughtful man! I met him in 1997 he was such a wonderful guy! Fun friendly happy silly -always smiling! He always wanted those around him happy, he liked to teach you new things, a big kid stuck in a grown ups body - always looking for the brighter side of things- he'd give you the shirt off his back or the last of his $ if you needed help more than he needed it. Absolutely NOT a man that would have posed such a threat to officers that his death was their only option! NEVER! This is unbelievable! Such a great guy is murdered by police while real criminals walk away with warnings! He had made some mistakes in life but nothing that could ever justify something as horrific as this- R.I.P. PAUL <3 Love ya- K

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