Corporal Thomas Fitzgerald

Corporal Thomas Fitzgerald

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 10, 1892

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Thomas Fitzgerald

Corporal Thomas Fitzgerald was shot and killed at St. Mary's Market, on Tchoupitoulas Street near Diamond Street, as he and his partner attempted to quell a disturbance among several men.

As Corporal Fitzgerald attempted to arrest one of the men the group began assaulting the officers and then opened fire on them, striking Corporal Fitzgerald four times.

Four of the suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting. Three were convicted of murder and sentenced to life. The forth suspect committed suicide at the parish prison. One of the three convicted also committed suicide in the parish prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 7, 1892
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Cpl. Fitzgerald,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans.


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August 10, 2022

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