Officer Frank Marchesi

Officer Frank Marchesi

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 21, 1942

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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 35
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

shots fired call

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