Police Officer Francis J. LaSala

Police Officer Francis J. LaSala

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 10, 1987

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Francis J. LaSala

Police Officer Francis LaSala succumbed to injuries received in a structure fire while he was assigned to the Emergency Services Unit.

When the unit arrived he grabbed a small air pack and rushed into the structure at 222 East 21st Street. He was credited with saving several people before he became trapped in a staircase. Firefighters located him unconscious with burns over 50-percent of his body. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer LaSala was assigned to ESS 1. He was survived by his mother, sister, and brother.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2809

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire
  • Incident Date Monday, January 5, 1987

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Thanks for your service and sacrifice. I too worked SWAT for many years prior to promoting out. Your actions that day are so impressive and reflective a brave, selfless,considerate and honorable police officer--qualities that are not always a common virtue. NYPD and your family should be so proud. Thank you for your service and for sacrificing your life so that others could live on.

Asst. Sheriff Jim Lopey, (Ret)
Washoe Sheriff (Reno) and Nevada DPS

January 10, 2019

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