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Sgt Michael Joseph Acri
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1937
Hazleton
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1976
District Of Columbia, USA

Sergeant Michael Acri was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: October 16, 1976
Rank: Sergeant
Age: 39
Years of Service: 13
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Location of Death: 816 E Street, NE

Circumstance:
Sergeant Acri and other officers responded to a domestic call for a man threatening a woman with a knife. Upon their arrival the female was placed under arrest for destruction of property. Sergeant Acri was talking to the male when they suddenly became involved in a struggle. The male grabbed Sergeant Acri's revolver and wounded Officer James Hayes in the leg and fatally shot Sergeant Acri in the chest.

Sergeant Acri died on the scene. He was survived by his wife Rosalie, and his three children, Joann 17, Michelle 15, and Jimmy 7. Funeral services were held at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Reverend R. Joseph Dooley, the Metropolitan Police Department Police and Fire Chaplin read a poem saying;

"We, unlike many will not forget, because today when our brother was laid to rest, a part of each of us was buried with him."

Sergeant Acri's remains were interred at his hometown of Hazelton, Pennsylvania.

Walter Hamrick, 47 years of age, who survived three gunshot wounds, was found guilty of Second Degree Murder while Armed in connection with the death of Sergeant Acri.

 
 
Burial:
Our Lady of Grace Cemetery
Hazleton
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Feb 21, 2007
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- virginia
 Added: Dec. 7, 2012
Happy belated birthday.
- John Rentz
 Added: Aug. 23, 2010

- John Rentz
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