Patrolman Francis A. Burke

Patrolman Francis A. Burke

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, July 5, 1915

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Francis A. Burke

Patrolman Francis Burke drowned when he fell into the Mississippi River, between Seventh Street and Eighth Street.

He was attempting to keep several boys from swimming in the river and climbed down from the wharf, but lost his footing on a lower stringer.

Patrolman Burke had served with the New Orleans Police Department for six years. He was survived by his mother, sister, and three brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Rest in peace Patrolman Burke. Was wondering if you were related to actor Paul Burke from New Orleans.?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 20, 2022

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