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 Francis X. Tierney

Francis X. Tierney

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 6 Mar 1915 (aged 31)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 17988023 · View Source
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Patrolman Francis Tierney was shot and killed as he and three other officers attempted to arrest two suspicious men who were attempting to pawn two watches. When the officers arrived the men fled and exchanged shots with the officers. The officers chased the men into a nearby stable where Patrolman Tierney was shot and killed and the other three officers were wounded.

The two suspects were then taken into custody. The suspect who killed him was executed on May 14, 1915.

Patrolman Tierney had served with the agency for only 3 months. He was survived by his fiancee.



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  • Created by: Keith Sylwestrzuk
  • Added: 19 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17988023
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis X. Tierney (25 Jan 1884–6 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17988023, citing Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Keith Sylwestrzuk (contributor 46787252) .