Trooper Francis Michael Tessitore

Trooper Francis Michael Tessitore

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1960

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Francis Michael Tessitore

Trooper Francis Tessitore was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while arresting a man he had stopped for speeding in Chester County.

Trooper Tessitore was standing behind the vehicle preparing his report when a 17-year-old truck driver, who had been behind the wheel for 23 straight hours, fell asleep, ran off the road, and struck the trooper and the driver he was arresting. Both were killed instantly.

Trooper Tessitore was a U.S Navy Veteran of the Korean War and served with the Pennsylvania State Police for almost seven years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Still think of you bro. A lot of years, wonder what could have bin. I know your still looking out for me.

Your brother

March 23, 2022

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