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Patrolman Francis A. Burke | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana


Francis A. Burke

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, July 5, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Patrolman Francis Burke drowned when he fell into the Mississippi River, between Seventh Street and Eighth Street.

He was attempting to keep several boys from swimming in the river and climbed down from the wharf, but lost his footing on a lower stringer.

Patrolman Burke had served with the New Orleans Police Department for six years. He was survived by his mother, sister, and three brothers.

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Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
July 16, 2012


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