Second Lieutenant Francis Joseph Stecco

Second Lieutenant Francis Joseph Stecco

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 2008

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Francis Joseph Stecco

Second Lieutenant Frank Stecco drowned while participating in a helicopter water rescue training scenario in Pohick Bay Regional Park.

He had entered the water wearing only a dry suit, to role play as a victim, but failed to resurface. An intense search was immediately initiated. Divers located his body on October 25th, 2008, approximately 100 feet from where he was last seen.

Lieutenant Stecco was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Fairfax County Police Department for 19 years and was assigned to the Youth Services Division. He is survived by his wife, three children, and mother.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 2252
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 21, 2008


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Frank, yours was the most cohesive, outstanding squad I had the pleasure to be on as an officer.
As for your humor- I still reflect on when you created a fake name email account and contacted your real estate agent SGT, asking about million dollar homes in the area. He was pulling so many listings with excitement and glee. You had him going for over a month thinking he was a going to hit the jackpot with that sale. ...LOL OMG - Classic Frank at his best!

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