Name : Hennessy, Francis 

Rank: P.O.

Shield #: Command: 070 Pct.
Date of Death: 2006-01-10   Cause of Death: brain aneurysm
     
 Police Officer Francis Hennessy, a 35-year-old Brooklyn cop collapsed while responding to an unfounded report of a man with a gun died of a brain aneurysm.

Francis Hennessy, an Irish national and an NYPD cop for eight years, died Tuesday at Downstate Medical Center, less than 15 hours after he was hospitalized the previous night when responding to a call of an armed man in the Flatbush section.

A spokesman for the city's medical examiner said the cause of death was a "ruptured brain aneurysm," a genetic condition in which a bulge in a vessel creates intra-cranial pressure upon bursting.

Hennessy, a scooter cop assigned to the 70th Precinct, had 75 arrests in his career.

He became ill after responding with two other cops to a report at 9:30 p.m. Monday of a man with a gun, collapsing after emerging from a radio patrol car.

Other officers tried to save his life, performing CPR upon him and he was taken to Kings County Hospital before being transferred to Downstate.

He was initially believed to have suffered two separate heart attacks.

An eight-year veteran of the force, Hennessy received three departmental commendations for excellence on duty during his career, police said. He was married with two children. He joined the police force in 1997.
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Frank was an absolute pleasure to work with and a true gentleman. He will be sorely missed by all of us at the 70.
— Kevin

I am so saddened by your death especially when i learned that you have two beautiful daughters. One day they will realize that God took a good man from this earth. God Bless and may you always watch over your family. REST in PEACE
— Kelly

You where always a good friend and will always be missed by your brothers and sister at the 70pct Rest in Peace...Frank.
— mike 70pct

Rest in peace soldier ??I remember officer Hennessy Francis patroling the New-Kirk Aveue Plaza area at the Q and B station very attentive and helpful not only for the business and properties but will gived a degree of confort to women men and children in the area WE WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH .REST IN PEACE.
— Roberto.R

You will be sorely missed by all of us at the 70... RIP Fidelis Ad Mortem
— 70 Pct

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 27, 2006, 9:06 am

Frank it has been over a year now and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Everyday I put on a braclet that some of us have to remember you by, If I forget it at home and I am on my way to work I turn my car around to get it.
— Michael
Posted: April 2, 2007, 10:39 pm

Frankie, I miss you. 70 will never be the same.
— the kid
Posted: April 1, 2007, 11:39 pm

Frankie, not a day has gone by that I have not thought about you. We miss you!!!
— Scott
Posted: December 13, 2011, 12:14 pm

Always thinking about you Frank! RIP
— Mike
Posted: June 12, 2012, 7:38 pm

PO Hennessy, you passed responding to a gun run, you worked in a PCT that is extremely busy and you guys brought some stability to the community. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Francis we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: January 10, 2014, 4:31 am

 


 

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