Captain John Louis Francisco, Sr.

Captain John Louis Francisco, Sr.

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 16, 1982

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John Louis Francisco, Sr.

Captain John Francisco was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute.

Captain Francisco had served with the agency for 37 years and had previously served with the United States Navy in World War II and with the United States Army in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge T-1
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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I will never forget hearing of Captain Fransisco’s death over the radio in my Dad’s car. He is the Richmond County Sheriff’s Chaplain and we heard the broadcast from central dispatch to all cars and all stations, The dispatcher was obviously overcome with grief. That is a moment I’ll never forget, and I mourn his loss. A man among men. God bless his memory.

Supervisory Special Agent Ken Gross Jr
Federal Bureau of Investigation

July 27, 2021

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