Patrolman Franklin Fullum

Fallen HeroPatrolman Franklin Fullum

22 Novemebr 1872 - Patrolman Franklin Fullum of the Southern force, died some weeks since on Friday night 22 Nov 1872. Based on the following – Sun Article dated Nov 26, 1872 - Death of a policeman – Patrolman Francis Fullum, for a long time connected with the police department of South Baltimore, died on Friday night 22 Nov 1872, at his residence number 42 South Oregon St., of smallpox. Deceased was regarded as a very efficient officer. During his term of service he was instrumental in the rescue of a large number of persons from drowning at the docks skirting federal Hill. Some two or three months ago duty brought him in the contact with a man delirious from the smallpox, and notwithstanding the fact that the man was covered with evidence of this dreadful malady. Fullum grappled with him and succeeded in placing him in a place of safety. Fullum did not take the disease at that time, but continued in the service until Tuesday last 19 Nov 1872 when he was confined with the smallpox, which resulted in his death. His remains were interred one Saturday. (*1)

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End of Watch       22 November, 1872
City, St.    City, St.
Panel Number    N/A
Cause of Death         LOD Illness
District Worked Southern

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