Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 4/5/1974
Offender: Committed to institution
Officer Frank Whitby succumbed to gunshot wounds received one month earlier when he and his partner responded to a home on Lanvale Street for reports of a man firing a rifle. When they arrived on the scene they entered a home to search for the man. The suspect suddenly jumped out of a room on the end of a hallway and opened fire, striking Officer Whitby in the thigh and abdomen. Officer Whitby, who was armed with a shotgun, was able to push his partner to safety. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.
The suspect was committed to a state mental institution where he later died.
Officer Whitby had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.