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Sacramento Police and Sheriff's Memorial


Officer Francis Rea

January 3rd, 1954

A burglary suspect wielding a stolen .22 caliber target pistol shot 48-year-old Officer Rea on January 3, 1954 during a running gun battle. Surprised by Officer Rea, the suspect fled from a brewery warehouse, shooting wilding behind him and fatally shooting Officer Rea in the head. Officer Rea was a seven-year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department.

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