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    Oldest Active Cop in America

    New Orleans police officer, believed to be oldest active-duty cop in country, has died

    by Brendan McCarthy, The Times-Picayune Thursday June 04, 2009, 1:28 PM


    JENNIFER ZDON / THE TIMES-PICAYUNEIn a May 2004 photo, Sgt. Manuel Curry, 57-year member fo the New Orleans Police Department and D-Day Veteran, is about to embark on a trip to France for a D-Day ceremony in which he will receive that country's highest civilian honor.
    An 84-year-old New Orleans police officer, believed to be one of the oldest and perhaps the oldest active-duty cops in the country, has died.
    Manuel Curry had served the city for more than 63 years, according to a NOPD news release.
    Curry, believed to be the longest-serving, active-duty, full-time law enforcement officer in the country, most recently worked in the NOPD's Sixth District in Central City, according to police.
    Details of his death were not immediately available.
    Curry was known by nearly all residents in Central City. He has been called a true community policeman -- noted as an affable officer who citizens could call to settle even the most minor dispute.
    Curry had been honored with countless awards and citations throughout his career. Police officials had previously promoted him to the unique distinction of "sergeant major," a nod to his dedication and years of service.
    But his service didn't start with policing. He was a combat medic in World War II who landed on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion. Curry died just short of the 65th anniversary of D-Day, which will be marked by ceremonies at the National World War II Museum in Saturday.



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    Thank you for your service in WWII and your long career in policing, Officer Manuel Curry.

    Rest now, you're well earned it.

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    Thank you for all of your service Sarge...

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    That is amazing, RIP SGT

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    What an amazing life! Rest in peace.

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    Met him once in passing. Seemed to be an excedllent fellow. RIP.
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    Rest in peace , Sgt. Maj. Curry. From the beaches of Normandy to the streets of New Orleans (not much difference) you have done more in your long career to make America a better and safer place to live than any two politicians. Thank you for the care you gave to the youngsters on Omaha beach as bullets wizzed by. Who knows how many lives you saved as a combat medic in World War II. That alone would have earned you my eternally admiration , but you weren't done being a hero. When you get home you serve as a police officer for 57 years as an encore....in New Orleans. Amazing. Greatest generation indeed. My condolences to the family , friends and colleagues but I envy them having known this man. You Sir are my hero.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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    RIP Sgt

    Thanks for your service to the country, state, and city.
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    Rest easy Sarge
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    RIP Sir...thank you for all that you have done.
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    A great legacy left by one man. Rest in peace.
    Be kind, be courteous . . .

    and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

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    Wow, just amazing, Rest in Peace Sgt. Curry

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    Quote Originally Posted by GASheepdog View Post
    A great legacy left by one man. Rest in peace.
    + 1 There aren't many like him. May he rest in peace.


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    R.I.P. Sgt. Maj. Curry
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