Second Lieutenant Francis Joseph Stecco

Second Lieutenant Francis Joseph Stecco

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 2008

Francis Joseph Stecco

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 a victim, but failed to resurface. An intense search was immediately initiated. Divers located him on October 25, 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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