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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Lt. Stecco,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2018

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