Night Watchman Frederick Samuel Sieber

Night Watchman Frederick Samuel Sieber

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, November 9, 1851

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Frederick Samuel Sieber

Night Watchman Frederick Sieber was killed after being attacked by three men at the corner of Orange Street and Constance Street.

The men struck Watchman Sieber on the head with slungshots multiple times, fracturing his skull. Despite his injuries, he was able to use his rattler to alert other nearby watchmen who responded to the intersection. He was taken back to the watchhouse where he told the others what had happened.

He was able to return to the area and accompanied the other watchmen into a home where a witness saw the subjects enter. The three men were arrested and identified by Watchman Sieber before he died of his injuries. All three men were charged with murder.

Watchman Sieber was a watchman for the Second Municipality during the time when New Orleans was divided into three separate municipalities.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Charged with murder

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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers.Your heroism and service is honored today, the 168th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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