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Oldest LEO Passes.....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by badguybuster, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Jun 8, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Nation's longest-serving LEO dies

    Sergeant Major Manuel Curry of the New Orleans Police — who is believed to be the longest serving full-time law enforcement officer in the United States — died at an area hospital at age 84. The cause of death was not released, but one report indicated that Curry had become ill in recent weeks.
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    [SIZE=-2]Sgt. Maj. Manuel Curry served the city of New Orleans for more than six decades and is believed to be the longest serving full-time law enforcement officer in the nation. (AP Photo/New Orleans Police)[/SIZE]

    New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley was quoted by the Associated Press as having said that says the 84-year-old officer died early Thursday morning, June 4, 2009.
    Curry “battled the Nazis on the beaches of Normandy and the chaos which ravaged New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,” one report said.
    One of the reports Curry told Agence France Presse in a 2006 interview that the “worst thing that ever happened (to me) was Omaha Beach.” Curry reportedly said that Hurricane Katrina was the second-worst thing he’d ever lived through
    Curry joined NOPD in 1946 and was in the city's Sixth Police District for more than 63 years. He reportedly was an active-duty officer at the time of his death, and “will be buried as a hero,” said William Trepagnier, himself a 44-year NOPD veteran.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Thanks Sergeant Major for your service...
     
  3. Jun 8, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    Thank you for your service.....:pray:
     
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    I read about this on policelink.com. He was a great American and patriot. God bless him and his family.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    He must have loved his job to keep doing it so long... the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    Prayers for his family :pray: :pray: :pray:
     
  7. Jun 8, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    RIP Sargent Major,your watch is covered.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    Thank you for your service sir. There's definitely a special place in Heaven for people like you. :pray:
     
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