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Constable William Francis Frawley | Westport Police Department, Connecticut Westport Police Department, Connecticut


William Francis Frawley

Westport Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Thursday, May 21, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 4/11/1936

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Constable William Frawley succumbed to injuries sustained on April 11, 1936, during a struggle with a man he was attempting to arrest.

He and another officer had responded to a disturbance call at a local tavern and had placed a man under arrest. As they struggled with the man to get him into the patrol car Constable Frawley burst a blood vessel in his stomach. He died as a result of the injury on May 21, 1936.

Constable Frawley had served with the Westport Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Thank you for all the tributes. Constable Frawley is my Great-Grandfather. I currently serve in the same Police Department as he did and help bring recognition to his sacrifice after I got hired.

Cpl. Mezerewski #2774
January 9, 2016


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