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Police Officer Tyron Franklin | Paterson Police Department, New Jersey Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Tyron Franklin

Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, January 7, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 8 months

Badge # 4637

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/7/2007

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to 37 years

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Officer Tyron Franklin was shot and killed after being identified
as a police officer during a robbery attempt at a local fast food
restaurant.

He was paying for his food when a robber approached him and
demanded his money.

During the ensuing struggle, the robber produced a handgun
and shot him four times. The shooter then shot him two more
times as he lay on the ground after a witness yelled at him
saying the victim was an officer. The shooter also shot and
wounded a citizen who attempted to come to Officer Franklin's
assistance.

The suspect fled the scene after the shooting. He was arrested
by officers from the Paterson Police Department and US
Marshals in nearby Irvington, New Jersey, on January 16,
2007. On May 9, 2008, the suspect was convicted of Officer
Franklin's murder and sentenced to 37 years in prison.

Officer Franklin had served with the Paterson Police
Department for only 8 months. He is survived by his 16-
month-old son.

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Although we only met once and never got to work together, I do think about your sacrifice. You are not forgotten. RIP Brother!!

Mineo
Paterson PD
May 17, 2011

 

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