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 on board Police Launch #1 near Randell's Island when a fire started on board. While attempting to put out the fire, 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

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 16, 2015

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