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Sergeant Joseph Weckesser | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant

Joseph Weckesser

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, June 16, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 194

Cause: Fire

Incident Date: 6/7/1927

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Sergeant Weckesser died firm injuries he received at a fire on a police boat.

Sergeant Weckesser was on board Police Launch #1 near Randell's Island when a fire started on board. While attempting to put out the fire, Sergeant Weckessee's cloths caught on fire, and he jumped into the water.

He was taken to a hospital, where he died 9 days later from his injuries.

Sergeant Weckesser had served with the New York City Police Department for 13 years and had once received the Issac Bell Medal for Valor. He was assigned to the Marine Division.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 16, 2015

 

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