Patrolman Roselius Folse

Patrolman Roselius Folse

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 1920

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Roselius Folse

Patrolman Roselius Folse was shot and killed in front of the police station on St. Phillip Street by an automobile thief he was attempting to arrest that afternoon.

The 30-year-old suspect was arrested. Later that day he escaped from the 4th Precinct Police Station after he overpowered the jailor and took his revolver. As he ran from the jail he was shot and killed by several officers.

Patrolman Folse was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest, auto theft

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On this 100th anniversary of your untimely departure, we say thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice and heroism. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

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