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Police Officer Frank P. Cook | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Frank P. Cook

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 16, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 131

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Unknown weapon

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Frank Cook was shot to death by a man he attempted to arrest as he was directing traffic at 62nd Street and Woodland Avenue.

As the man walked by him, he recognized him from a police flier as being wanted on outstanding warrants. He locked the suspect in a nearby police call box, and went back to directing traffic. Later when he opened the door to the call box, the suspect shot him twice. He then shot and wounded another officer before other policemen beat him into submission.

The subject who shot him was sentenced to life in prison in 1926.

Officer Cook was a U.S Army veteran of the World war and served with he Philadelphia Police Department for nine years. He was a widower and was survived by his three children.

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A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
December 16, 2014

 

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