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Conn. Officer To Be Honored 117 Years After Duty Death

February 14, 2011  | 

A Fairfield, Conn., sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty while trying to arrest a stabbing suspect will be honored during National Police Week in May with the addition of his name to the marble wall of the National Law Enforcement Memorial, The Daily Fairfield reports.

On May 13, 1894, Fairfield County Deputy Sheriff Francis Pike received word that a man known as Louis had stabbed John Wright in an altercation at the Fairfield train station that afternoon. At 11 p.m., Pike went to bring Louis in, but an intoxicated Louis resisted, and during the struggle the 38-year-old Pike suffered a heart attack and died, in the line of duty.

Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamera is now searching for one of Pike's relatives to participate in the ceremony.

Read the full story at TheDailyFairfield.com.


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