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
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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On this 105th anniversary of your untimely departure we we say thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 5, 2020

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