Patrolman Wilbur Horatio Francis

Patrolman Wilbur Horatio Francis

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

End of Watch Saturday, July 30, 1977

Wilbur Horatio Francis

Patrolman Wilbur Francis was shot and killed while responding to a burglary in progress on Hill Street in Christiansted. As he opened the gate to the residence he was shot in the head.

Patrolman Francis had been with the agency for four years. He was survived by his three month old son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

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My deepest condolences to the family members of Officer Francis, especially to his son. May his soul forever rest in peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 26, 2018

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