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Deputy Sheriff Frank X. Mooney | Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

Deputy Sheriff

Frank X. Mooney

Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, May 19, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/2/1923

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy Sheriff Frank Mooney succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on May 2nd, 1923, while he was serving a writ of replevin for furniture at a home at 161 Winslow Street in Pittsburgh.

Deputy Mooney had escorted two workers to the home to remove the furniture listed in the order. The homeowner returned home after about half of the furniture had been moved from the house onto the sidewalk. When Deputy Mooney refused to stop the removal of the furniture the man grabbed a revolver from the drawer of a bureau that had been removed and opened fire. Deputy Mooney was struck once in the head and once in the back as he attempted to seek cover.

Several Pittsburgh police officers responded to the scene and arrested the man in the front yard. The subject was subsequently charged with murder after Deputy Mooney died on May 19th, 1923.

Deputy Mooney was survived by his wife.

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Deputy Sheriff Mooney,
Sir, it has taken over 93 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Allegheny County.


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