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Patrolman Frank Cichon | Youngstown Police Department, Ohio Youngstown Police Department, Ohio


Frank Cichon

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, December 21, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Fined $2,500

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Patrolman Cichon was struck and killed by a drunk driver at Glenwood and Cleveland Streets while he and another officer were investigating a hit-and-run accident at 0130 hours. The two officers and two civilians were standing in the street when the drunk driver struck all four of them. Patrolman Cichon was thrown 115-feet. He was transported to South Side Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two hours later.

The driver was arrested and was determined to have a BAC of .135. He was issued a fine for $2,500.

Patrolman Cichon had served with the Youngstown Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, daughters, and two sons.

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On this 51st anniversary of this tragedy, I want the family to know that I remember the impact that your Father's death had on this Policeman's family....It was a very sad Christmas for all of us and the loss of your father was felt deeply. God Bless all of you and I hope your Dad and mine are celebrating in heaven this Christmas

Patti Coughlin
Daughter of Lt. William F. Coughlin, YPD
December 21, 2014


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