RocheLt. Cornelius J. Roche

On this day in BPD history 7 March 1933 we lost our Brother Lt. Cornelius J. Roche of Baltimore's Detective Bureau, Lt Roche suffered a Heart Attack and Paralytic Stroke while on duty and working the Presidential Inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Washington DC. The Heart Attack and Stroke would take the Lieutenat's life before he could leave the city and get back to his family in Baltimore.

We lost two of our men while in DC the second was Capt. Charles H Burns, also from the Detective Bureau. The Captain passed away in his home on the 9th of March 1933. 

Please take a minute to read the following articles, we will always add info as it is learned.

10 March 1933 - Page 16

10 March 1933 - Page 9 with column 4

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Various newspaper articles on this subject. We will add more as they become available.


5 March 1933

7 March 1933

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This was found by Matt Hood when he posted the following on Facebook, I can not verify the captain as line of duty because he was sick before he left, believe me, I would like nothing more than to include him, but then I would have 100's more that have similar stories that seem close but have something about them that takes it out of the LOD end of it. Anyway here is what Matt Hood posted


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End of Watch 7 March 1933
City, St. City, St.
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death Heart Attack
District Worked Detective Department

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