Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 1979

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Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

Captain Thomas Albert suffered a fatal heart attack at the 8th District station house after being on duty for over 20 hours without relief, during a period of civil unrest involving over 1,000 striking police officers.

The officers had been striking for over two weeks and officers who were not part of the strike had been working extremely long days during its duration.

Captain Albert was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 24 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

civil unrest, strike

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Thank you for the kind words in memory of my husband, Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.
After 40 years I still read everyone’s posts with tears in my eyes.

We love him and miss him and we appreciate knowing that you are thinking of him along with us.

Gone but not forgotten.
Until we meet again,
Your loving wife and family.
Love. Gloria

Family of Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

February 27, 2019

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