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Sergeant Frederick H. Rabe | Rensselaer Police Department, New York Rensselaer Police Department, New York

Sergeant

Frederick H. Rabe

Rensselaer Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, May 29, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 27 years

Badge # 7

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1935

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Sergeant Rabe and Detective James Stevens were shot and fatally wounded while responding to a bank robbery committed by the Scarnici Gang from New York City. The two officers were shot as the gang attempted to come out of the bank. Detective Stevens died at the scene and Sergeant Rabe succumbed to his wounds six years later.

Three members of the gang was eventually caught in Poughkeepsie, New York. One was convicted of murder and executed in the electric chair on June 27, 1935. The other two were acquitted.

Sergeant Rabe was survived by his wife and two children.

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End of Watch: Tuesday, March 14, 1939
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