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Jul. 21, 1942
Galveston Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. Jul. 21, 1942
Officer Marchesi was shot and killed when he responded with other officers to a home on Avenue P for reports of shots being fired, at 0815 hours.
When the officers arrived, they encountered a suspect holding a shotgun. Without warning, the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Marchesi in the neck from a distance of 18-feet. Officer Marchesi's partner returned fire as the suspect retreated into the house.
Responding officers engaged the suspect in a lengthy shootout. The chief ordered his officers to storm the residence and the suspect was shot and killed.
Officer Marchesi is survived by his wife and two childre