Sergeant Joseph Weckesser

Sergeant Joseph Weckesser

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 16, 1927

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Joseph Weckesser

Sergeant Weckesser died from injuries he received at a fire on a police boat.

Sergeant Weckesser was aboard Police Launch #1 near Randell's Island when a fire started on board. While attempting to put it out, Sergeant Weckessee's clothes caught on fire, and he jumped into the water.

He was taken to a hospital where he died nine days later from his injuries.

Sergeant Weckesser had served with the New York City Police Department for 13 years and had once received the Issac Bell Medal for Valor. He was assigned to the Marine Division.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 194

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 7, 1927

fire, marine patrol

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Rest in peace Sergeant Weckesser. My dad served with the102nd precinct from 1928 until 1966 may he and my mom rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 11, 2021

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