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Posted: 6/4/2009 5:56:17 AM EST
Repost from GD:

Sgt. Manuel Curry, New Orleans Police Department from 1946 to June 4th, 2009, 84 years of age, and the longest serving police officer in the U.S., who went ashore in Normandy on june 6th, 1944 at the age of nineteen.

Collapsed at work and was taken to Touro Hospital. Expired ten minutes ago.

Gotta go cry.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 6:06:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2009 6:09:24 AM EST by trdvet]
Wow!

RIP

Link Posted: 6/4/2009 6:50:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 7:19:45 AM EST
he must have really enjoyed his job... RIP Officer
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 7:36:05 AM EST
Wow, what a trooper

RIP
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 8:19:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 8:20:37 AM EST
63 years of service in law enforcement AND a WWII vet? Wow, talk about a life dedicated to serving his country.

God bless him.

Link Posted: 6/4/2009 8:33:55 AM EST
RIP.

Now that's service. We should all be so dedicated.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 9:18:24 AM EST
RIP Sir.

Link Posted: 6/4/2009 9:59:27 AM EST
No words can express how impressed I am with this great man! RIP brother.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 11:29:16 AM EST
I can't imagine the amount that man saw and experienced. Truly unbelievable.

RIP Sgt.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 11:38:00 AM EST
RIP brother.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 1:47:56 PM EST
Wow, RIP brother,
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 1:49:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2009 1:50:01 PM EST by txcop893]



I didnt know him, but he sounds like a true hero.

He must have had a pension from hell.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 2:26:32 PM EST
Save a beer for me Sarge, I'll come along in time. I wanna hear the stories.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 2:36:46 PM EST
A truly inspiring gentleman. RIP sir.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 2:57:49 PM EST
God Bless him, he certainly served his nation and city well.

I'm betting he enjoyed what he did immensely and for him it beat retirement. He certainly lived a long and full life and probably touched thousands of lives while he lived.

RIP hard charger.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 3:26:40 PM EST
Semper Fi Sir

Monk
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 11:37:56 PM EST
Rest in Peace, Brother.
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 4:20:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 4:58:10 AM EST
he deserves a place in Arlington
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 9:22:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 11:12:35 AM EST
RIP Brother!
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 11:18:49 AM EST
That's dedication to the job. RIP Sarge
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 11:21:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By txcop893:



I didnt know him, but he sounds like a true hero.

He must have had a pension from hell.


Pension?

He never retired!

That's commitment.

Maybe he planned on taking some time off around 90 or so?
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 11:26:47 AM EST
Wow - rest in peace my brother.
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 11:55:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 2:19:58 PM EST
RIP.

Aloha, Mark

Link Posted: 6/5/2009 2:23:01 PM EST
That is one dedicated man. May he rest in peace.

Link Posted: 6/5/2009 2:30:16 PM EST


Link Posted: 6/5/2009 4:24:54 PM EST
WOW. I would be absolutly glued to him if he was here to tell us the stories of his career and life. I bet he had amazing stories....



God speed brother!
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 4:30:14 PM EST
True dedication to his job and country...

RIP
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 5:38:53 PM EST
The lord has a special place for him!

Link Posted: 6/6/2009 4:32:10 AM EST
RIP
Link Posted: 6/6/2009 4:44:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/6/2009 6:10:43 PM EST
He went out with his boots on. Words cannot express the debt that this nation owes him. It had better be a 1st class wake and funeral.
Link Posted: 6/6/2009 7:31:31 PM EST
Sighhh


Link Posted: 6/7/2009 1:14:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/7/2009 10:03:00 PM EST
God bless him. I have to believe that he went out the way he intended. No rocking chair, no regrets. Amazing. I salute him and raise a glass in his honor.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 8:01:35 AM EST
Can I just point out that his left sleeve looks like the F-ing Milky Way!

Rest in peace.

John
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 8:03:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/8/2009 8:08:05 AM EST by IcarusY625]
Simply awesome.

What's the significance of the stars and bars (no pun intended) on his sleeve?
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 1:47:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
Simply awesome.

What's the significance of the stars and bars (no pun intended) on his sleeve?


At my department? A star is 5 years and a hash mark is 1 year. I count... 69 years!!!

Link Posted: 6/8/2009 8:10:57 PM EST
R.I.P
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 6:10:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By COCKEDANDGLOCKED:
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
Simply awesome.

What's the significance of the stars and bars (no pun intended) on his sleeve?


At my department? A star is 5 years and a hash mark is 1 year. I count... 69 years!!!



Nice touch. We don't have anything to recognise service over here.

Link Posted: 6/9/2009 6:24:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By COCKEDANDGLOCKED:
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
Simply awesome.

What's the significance of the stars and bars (no pun intended) on his sleeve?


At my department? A star is 5 years and a hash mark is 1 year. I count... 69 years!!!



Actually, each hash mark indicates 4 years, up to four hash marks max, then a star for each 4 years. So that is 60 on the sleeve, and he would have been due another star next year.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 11:32:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 2:58:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/9/2009 3:02:07 PM EST by Po-Po-5-0]
Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
New Orleans Police Sergeant Burglarized Hours After His Death
Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A New Orleans police sergeant who survived the D-Day Normandy invasion to battle criminals for 63 years in the city of New Orleans finally lost one to the bad guys last week — only hours after he died.

The burglars, two men and a woman, broke into Police Sgt. Manuel Curry's house Thursday morning and stole several rifles and a handgun, along with jewelry, money and medication, New Orleans police said.

Curry, 84, believed to be the longest-serving active-duty police officer in the country, died of heart failure hours earlier, according to The Times-Picayune.

His widow Genevieve "Jackie" Curry, whom he was married to for 51 years, was at a funeral home planning her husband's burial when she learned of the burglary, the paper reported.

"Oh my goodness. Who would do this?" she told The Times-Picayune.

At the time of his death, Curry was still working full-time and miraculously had never fallen victim to a crime. He was a World War II veteran who took part in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, but missed the 65th anniversary by two days.

During his 63-year-long tenure as an officer with the New Orleans Police Department, Curry fought off murderers, bank robbers and other common criminals in the city's rough 6th District.

"He would have been shocked to see this, " his wife told the paper on Monday, referring to their burglarized house. "The place looked like a hurricane came through."

Curry's co-workers on the force hunted for the thieves, ultimately catching the three alleged culprits.

Eddie "E-Fat" Scott and Kevin "K" Carr, both 19, allegedly broke into the home, while an accomplice, 24-year-old Robin West, is accused of acting as a lookout, police said.

The stolen items were found later in an abandoned house.

Click here for more on this story from The Times-Picayune.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525562,00.html


Someone needs to string those assholes up and beat them like a pinata at a birthday party.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 6:29:18 PM EST
Sgt. Curry will have a viewing at Gallier Hall in downtown New Orleans. Normally this honor is only given to ex-mayors and society notables. It is a fitting honor for an outstanding officer. I do believe it will be a spectacular sending off. Finally the city does something right!!
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 6:36:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 10:25:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By HKocher:
63 years of service in law enforcement AND a WWII vet? Wow, talk about a life dedicated to serving his country.

God bless him.



+1,,, RIP officer........

one of our trooper in the area was on your dept for several years, i'll have to ask if he knows of him..
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