Officer Francis Eddie Wright

Officer Francis Eddie Wright

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 2, 1975

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Francis Eddie Wright

Officer Francis Wright was struck by a vehicle and killed while directing traffic at an accident scene near the intersection of Southwest Freeway and Newcastle Drive. The vehicle that struck him was being driven at a high rate of speed at the time. The driver was charged initially, but all charges were later dropped.

Officer Wright was a U.S Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Houston Police Department for three years. He was survived by his expectant wife and two daughters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 584
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene, directing traffic

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

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