Policeman Frank Slaymaker

Policeman Frank Slaymaker

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, June 6, 1906

Frank Slaymaker

Policeman Frank Slaymaker was shot and killed after arresting a man and woman for robbing a person in a Chinese restaurant.

As Policeman Slaymaker and the couple waited for a wagon the male suspect suddenly produced a revolver and shot him in the lung at the corner of 9th Street and Wood Street. The suspect fled but was quickly apprehended.

The suspect, age 18, was convicted of Policeman Slaymaker's murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison on October 9th, 1906.

Policeman Slaymaker succumbed to his wounds 10 days later.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 844

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 27, 1906
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years


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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

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