Sergeant Francis X. Fullerton, Sr.

Sergeant Francis X. Fullerton, Sr.

Moorestown Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, June 1, 1979

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Francis X. Fullerton, Sr.

Sergeant Fullerton succumbed to gunshot wounds received two months earlier while searching for several armed robbery suspects. The suspects had robbed a store in a neighboring county and crashed their vehicle in Moorestown during a high-speed pursuit. The men then fled on the foot. Sergeant Fullerton responded to the area and began searching for the suspects. He located one of them and a gunfight ensued where Sergeant Fullerton was fatally wounded. The suspects were all apprehended and sent to prison.
Sergeant Fullerton had been with the agency for 24 years. He was survived by two sons. One of his sons was in the police academy at the time of the shooting.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 3, 1979
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to prison

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Sgt. Fullerton,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Moorestown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 1, 2019

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