Officer Frank Marchesi

Officer Frank Marchesi

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 21, 1942

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Frank Marchesi

Officer Frank Marchesi was shot and killed when he responded with other officers to a home on Avenue P for reports of shots being fired at 8:15 am.

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 had served with the Galveston Police Department for six years. He 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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Officer Marchesi,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Galveston.
And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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