Town Marshal Paul Matthew Patrick

Town Marshal Paul Matthew Patrick

Atlantic Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 1932

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Paul Matthew Patrick

Town Marshal Paul Patrick succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier while attempting to escape from the burning Town Hall building in Atlantic Beach.

When the fire broke out, Marshal Patrick was in the rear of the building. Two men broke down the door to rescue him, but he had already suffered burns on the upper part of his body. Marshal Patrick was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where he died from his burns.

Marshal Patrick was an Army veteran and had served as the Town Marshal for Atlantic Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Neptune Beach simultaneously for eight months. He was survived by his wife and four sons.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 10, 1932


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Town Marshal Patrick,
On today, the 101st 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 U.S. Army.


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September 12, 2023

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