Officer Frankie Mae Shivers

Officer Frankie Mae Shivers

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 5, 1982

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Frankie Mae Shivers

Officer Shivers was shot and killed with her own weapon by a suicidal female. Officer Shivers and her training officer responded to a traffic accident in which a deranged female had struck the back of a patrol unit, which burst into flames. As Officer Shivers' partner assisted the injured officer, she and another officer attempted to pull the deranged driver out of the car, which was on fire. As Officer Shivers attempted to pull the female from the burning car the suspect gained control of her weapon and shot her in between the panels of her vest. The suspect was shot and killed by other officers when she started firing at them.

Officer Shivers was a recent academy graduate and had only been with the agency for nine months.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Unfortunately during my long law enforcement career I experienced the painful emotions that resulted from a number of my fellow officers getting shot or dying on the job mostly in incidents that we all wished could have been prevented. In one case an officer was shot in a botched jewelry store robbery in my assigned patrol zone while I was on vacation. In another two officers were killed in a high speed chase, one of whom was the best man at my marriage. However, this was one of the most senseless losses of a police officer I had to face during my entire law enforcement career since it was essentially suicide by cop and the perpetrator managed to kill the officer as well as succeeding in getting herself killed. At the time of the shooting I was a HPD police captain and upon hearing of the incident went to the scene and then to Hollywood Memorial hospital where surgeons tried for hours to save Officer Shivers life, but she finally succumbed to her wounds after fighting to stay alive for hours.

Bruce W. Davis, Police Captain HPD
Hollywood Police Department

September 11, 2019

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