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Storekeeper-Gauger Francis Joseph Sears | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

Storekeeper-Gauger

Francis Joseph Sears

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, October 28, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

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Military veteran

Cause: Explosion

Location: Pennsylvania

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Storekeeper-Gauger Francis Sears was killed in a massive explosion at the Publickers Alcohol Plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The plant took up the entire block bounded by Water Street, Snyder Avenue, and McKean Street, and Swanson Street.

A mechanic was working on a cistern when a spark caused a massive explosion, destroying the entire plant. The mechanic and Storekeeper Sears were both killed, and several other people were injured.

Storekeeper Sears was a U.S. Navy veteran where he served as a policeman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
October 28, 2017

 

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