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Police Officer Francis J. LaSala | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Francis J. LaSala

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, January 10, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2809

Cause: Fire

Incident Date: 1/5/1987

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Police Officer Francis LaSala succumbed to injuries received in a structure fire while he was assigned to the Emergency Services Unit.

When the unit arrived he grabbed a small air pack and rushed into the structure at 222 East 21st Street. He was credited with saving several people before he became trapped in a staircase. Firefighters located him unconscious with burns over 50-percent of his body. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer LaSala was assigned to ESS 1. He was survived by his mother, sister, and brother.

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I remember Frank as a gentleman and all-around good guy. RIP Frank.

Capt. Keith Halton (ret.)
New Jersey State Police
September 13, 2016


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