Police Matron Cecelia A. Foll

Fallen HeroPolice Matron Cecelia A. Foll

On this day in Baltimore Police History, 19, 1918, Police Matron Cecelia A. Foll dies in her chair in her office while working.  Miss Cecelia Foll served two years at Southern District Station House, Officers and employees of the Southern Police Station were shocked that evening by the sudden death of Ms. Foll. Ms. Foll had been the substitute matron there for more than two years.

The Sun Paper reports that Patrolman Harvey Romner (Roemner) was passing her office on the second floor of the station house at about 5:30 o'clock PM when he noticed her sitting kind of limp, like in her chair. Thinking she had either fallen asleep or may have been ill, he stepped into her office and, in a playful tone, told her to wake up. Receiving no response, he touched her on the side of her face. With no response, he realized she was dead.

Coroner Reinhardt was summoned and pronounced dead due to heart disease. Miss Regina Foll, her daughter, survived her.

On this day, we'll take a moment to remember her service to the city of Baltimore and our police department, and we pray she rests in peace.

More Details

End of Watch 19, March 1918
City, St. Ostend Street and Patapsco Street
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death Heart Attack
District Worked Southern

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