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Trooper Franklin D. Patrick | West Virginia State Police, West Virginia West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Trooper

Franklin D. Patrick

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, August 27, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 8/27/1939

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Franklin Patrick was killed when his patrol car was struck while parked near Fayetteville, West Virginia. Another trooper who was in the patrol car was injured in the crash.

The driver of the vehicle who caused the accident was charged with manslaughter.

Trooper Patrick had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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My dad Trooper Callaghan was with Trooper Patrick the day of the accident. My father and Trooper Patrick had made a traffic stop and were out of their vehicle. From what I can recall Trooper Callaghan was at the rear of the car getting the plate number and Trooper Patrick the front when he was struck by the passing car. The vehicle was pushed into Trooper Callaghan and he was injured. I remember my father telling me what a great guy Trooper Patrick was and that he was a good officer and friend.

William Callaghan
Son of Trooper Callaghan
August 24, 2014

 

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