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Policeman Frank A. Sankey | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Frank A. Sankey

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, September 18, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 3 years, 8 months

Badge # 2945

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Policeman Frank Sankey was shot and killed near the corner of 56th Street and Vine Street while attempting to arrest a man for causing a disturbance.

The suspect resisted arrest, drew a revolver, and shot Policeman Sankey in the stomach. The suspect fled to his rooftop where he was apprehended.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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