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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