ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' to Remodel Officer Ripatti's Home

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Los Angeles police Officer Kristina Ripatti, paralyzed in an on-duty shooting, is having her Redondo Beach home remodeled as part of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

"Kristina, her husband Tim -- also an LAPD officer -- and daughter are Redondo Beach residents," Sgt. Phil Keenan said. "The Ripatti home will undergo an extreme makeover that will take place over a one-week period starting today."

Ripatti was shot and partially paralyzed in June while trying to arrest a robbery suspect, Keenan said.

The home will be "completely redone" to provide wheelchair access, and the work will continue 24 hours a day until the job is completed, Keenan said. For security reasons, the address was not released.

The remodeling began Wednesday morning.

The Ripattis will get to see their made-over home on Oct. 18.

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