Patrolman R. Craig

Patrolman R. Craig

New Orleans Harbor Protection Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, January 31, 1884

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R. Craig

Patrolman R. Craig drowned in the Mississippi River after falling through a hole in the Texas and Pacific Railroad wharf at the head of Terpsichore Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He had been stationed on the wharf and was preparing to get off duty at about 6:30 am when he fell through the hole. It is not known if his body was ever recovered.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Patrolman Craig,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 31, 2024

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