Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 1979

Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

Captain Albert suffered a fatal heart attack at the 8th District station house after being on duty for over 20 hours without relief, during a period of civil unrest involving over 1,000 striking police officers. The officers had been striking for over two weeks and officers who were not part of the strike, had been working extremely long days for the duration of the strike.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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We’re still so proud of Captain Albert! After 38 years his name was inscribed on the Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial in 2016 and will be inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in 2017.
With love from his wife and family


February 22, 2017

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