Sgt Michael Joseph Acri

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Sgt Michael Joseph Acri

  • Birth 22 Aug 1937 Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 16 Oct 1976 District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 18007916

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.


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  • Created by: John Rentz
  • Added: 20 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18007916
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Michael Joseph Acri (22 Aug 1937–16 Oct 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18007916, citing Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by John Rentz (contributor 46781289) .