Timothy Eugene Francis


Timothy Eugene Francis

Death 27 Nov 2020 (aged 50)
Burial Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 219117149 View Source
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It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of MPD Detective Timothy Francis, a 20-year veteran of the department assigned to CID, who was found deceased in his home earlier today. The matter is under investigation by the Charles County Police Department. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We will keep you apprised of arrangements as it becomes known.
The Washington Post

D.C. police detective fatally shot by wife, who then killed herself, police say

Steve Thompson, Peter Hermann

A D.C. police detective was shot and killed Friday by his wife, who then fatally shot herself, according to law enforcement officials.

Timothy Eugene Francis, 50, had been a District police officer for 20 years and was most recently a detective in the homicide squad that investigates presumed natural deaths, according to D.C. police.

Francis and his wife, Christina Lynn Francis, 41, were found dead about 6 p.m. in their home in the 3300 block of Marylea Court in Waldorf, Md., Charles County sheriff’s officials said.

A family member discovered the couple dead in their house, sheriff’s officials said. Investigators recovered evidence indicating that Francis shot her husband and then herself, a news release said.

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham expressed sadness in a statement Saturday.

“Mourning the tragic loss of our colleague and friend is extremely difficult,” Newsham said. “Detective Francis spent two decades protecting the community from violence, and to learn that he was the victim of a homicide is heartbreaking.”

Greggory Pemberton, the chairman of the D.C. Police Union, spent years as Francis’s partner, he said Saturday.

“He was one of the best detectives I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” Pemberton said in an email. “His father was also a detective that worked nearly 45 years for MPD. Tim was a stand up guy that always held his ground. We are all still reeling from this news.”

It has been a difficult year for D.C. police. In June, Officer Keith Darnell Williams Sr. died after being hospitalized with covid-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

In April, the department mourned two veteran members of the force, sergeants Donna Allen and Mark Eckenrode, who died within days of each other. Though neither of the deaths was attributed to the coronavirus, they stunned a department battling crime amid the pandemic.

Keith L. Alexander contributed to this report.
Timothy Francis, 50 of Waldorf, MD, passed away on November 27, 2020. On Sunday, December 6, 2020, viewing ONLY will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, Md. On Monday, December 7, 2020, viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Temple of Praise Church, 709 Southern Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20032 . Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD 20735.

Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A.
2294 Old Washington Road
Waldorf, MD 20601

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