Officer Frank Marchesi

Officer Frank Marchesi

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 21, 1942

Frank Marchesi

Officer Marchesi was shot and killed when he responded with other officers to a home on Avenue P for reports of shots being fired, at 0815 hours.

When the officers arrived, they encountered a suspect holding a shotgun. Without warning, the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Marchesi in the neck from a distance of 18-feet. Officer Marchesi's partner returned fire as the suspect retreated into the house.

Responding officers engaged the suspect in a lengthy shootout. The chief ordered his officers to storm the residence and the suspect was shot and killed.

Officer Marchesi is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace Police Officer Frank Marchesi. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Galveston, Texas. Your Service is Exemplary in all respects.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the rotten soul of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 20, 2016

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