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Corporal Thomas Fitzgerald | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Corporal

Thomas Fitzgerald

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 10, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Corporal Fitzgerald was shot and killed at St. Mary's Market as he and his partner attempted to quell a disturbance among several men. As Corporal Fitzgerald attempted to arrest one of the men the group began assaulting the officers and then opened fire on them, striking Corporal Fitzgerald four times. Four of the suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting. Three were convicted of murder and sentenced to life. The forth suspect committed suicide at the parish prison. One of the three convicted also committed suicide in the parish prison.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 121rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 4, 2013

 

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