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Police Officer Joseph John Franceschino | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Joseph John Franceschino

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, October 26, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 2546

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Joseph Franceschino, a member of the Highway Patrol, died of a heart attack when he fell down a flight of stairs while looking for a burglar in a house on 18th Street near Sansom. Officer Franceschino was an eight-year veteran of the force.

Officer Franceschino was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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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 54th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 5, 2014


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