Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 1979

Thomas J. Albert, Sr.

Captain 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 for the duration of the strike.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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It is now 39 years since we lost you. We are so proud of you. It is such an honor to now have Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr., N.O.P.D. remembered on the memorial in Washington D.C. So many other men and women are also remembered on the memorial. They paid the ultimate sacrifice. The memorial is so beautiful and at the same time, also sad. They will be remembered forever.
Your memory will live on.
You are loved and missed by all.
Until we meet again.

Your Wife, Gloria

February 18, 2018

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