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Sergeant Edwin C. Hosli, Sr. | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Sergeant

Edwin C. Hosli, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, March 5, 1973

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/31/1972

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Hosli succumbed to wounds received two months earlier when he was shot by a sniper who was also responsible for the murders of Cadet Alfred Harrell on December 31, 1972. Minutes after the murder of Patrolman Harrell, Sergeant Hosli and his canine partner responded to nearby warehouses after an alarm went off. He was shot by the sniper as he entered one of the warehouses.

On January 7, 1973 the suspect shot Deputy Superintendent Louis Sirgo, Patrolman Paul Persigo, and Patrolman Philip Coleman from the roof of a hotel, killing them . The suspect, who was a member of the Black Panthers, was shot and killed by police, who used a Marine Helicopter to fly over the hotel and fire at the suspect.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.

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Sergeant Hosli
and tiger, you all were the first one of his victims . on Dec 31,1972. Your son followed and became a NOPD Officer . your missed all that the and then he went to the Holiday Inn Hotel and took more lives, You are missed



and succumbed to wounds received two months earlier when he was shot by a sniper who was also responsible for the murders of Cadet Alfred Harrell on December 31, 1972. Minutes after the murder of Patrolman Harrell, Sergeant Hosli and his canine partner responded to nearby warehouses after an alarm went off. He was shot by the sniper as he entered one of the warehouses.

On January 7, 1973 the suspect shot Deputy Superintendent Louis Sirgo, Patrolman Paul Persigo, and Patrolman Philip Coleman from the roof of a hotel, killing them . The suspect, who was a member of the Black Panthers, was shot and killed by police, who used a Marine Helicopter to fly over the hotel and fire at the suspect.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.

Dee Dee Serpas, Ret
East Jefferson Levee Police, Kenner Police reserves
April 27, 2012

 

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