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Patrolman Frank Seip | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio


Frank Seip

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, December 2, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

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Patrolman Frank Seip succumbed to a duty related illness after being bitten by a diseased prisoner.

On July 4, 1886, Patrolman Seip, a member of a patrol wagon squad, was assisting with the apprehension of a drunken man who was resisting arrest. During the struggle with the man, the man bit Patrolman Seip on his left thumb, causing a bad laceration. He paid little attention to it other than to give it a simple dressing. He returned to work and the wound healed, but he later fell critically ill with blood poisoning from the incident. He recovered and returned to work, however, the blood poisoning never fully left his system and he again fell ill two weeks before his death.

Patrolman Seip had served with the agency for 18 months and was survived by his father. He is buried at what was German Protestant Cemetery, now known as Walnut Hills Cemetery.

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Patrolman Seip,
On today, the 129th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cincinnati.


United States Border Patrol
December 2, 2016


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