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 32
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

civil unrest, strike

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Here I am after all these years with my beautiful memories of my husband. Although he is gone, he will always live in my heart with our Little Angel, our son Jimmy. Losing them resulted in the hardest days of my life. Reading all these special notes that were left in memory of my husband is very touching. Thank you. It means so much to my children and to me. One cannot express what it means when we meet someone that knew or worked with Captain Albert. Their stories of him are so touching and enjoyable. After all these years he is still remembered in such an outstanding way.

Until we meet again.
All my love,
Your wife
Gloria 1120

For Captain Thomas J. Albert Sr.
New Orleans Police Department

February 20, 2021

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