Patrolman Wilbur Horatio Francis

Patrolman Wilbur Horatio Francis

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

End of Watch Saturday, July 30, 1977

Wilbur Horatio Francis

Patrolman Wilbur Francis was shot and killed while responding to a burglary in progress on Hill Street in Christiansted. As he opened the gate to the residence he was shot in the head.

Patrolman Francis had been with the agency for four years. He was survived by his three month old son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

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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 36th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and rememer you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 23, 2013

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