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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I am your granddaughter, Zoe. You are my father's father who I never knew. I am named after my grandmother too. I wish I had gotten to know you and wish to thank you for your brave and selfless sacrifice so many years ago.

Zoe, Granddaughter
your granddaughter

March 18, 2016

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