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Constable Francis DeLong

Joliet Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1896

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Reflections for Constable Francis DeLong

Constable DeLong's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-08-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

February 8, 2017

Constable DeLong,
On today, the 119th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Joliet. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2015

Francis DeLong was my 2nd great grand uncle. He lived a very industrious life, but unfortunately it ended tragically and all too soon. Before joining the Joliet Police Force, he also served three years as a Union Soldier in the Civil War for the Illinois Volunteers. His family is and was very proud of him. May he rest in peace. Thank you for remembering him.

Judy Cain Bowser
Great grand niece

May 19, 2014

Rest in Peace, Constable DeLong. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 122nd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


November 5, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, sometimes 99 years doesn't seem long enough

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 1, 2007

Constable Long,
It has taken over 110 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Joliet.



February 11, 2007

Rest in peace sir.

Manhattan PD

February 10, 2007

Constable DeLong,

You are finally honored with the other heroes of our Department. Your efforts will never be forgotten.

Officer Peter Van Gessel
Joliet Police

February 9, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 9, 2007

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