Patrolman John A. Franken

Patrolman John A. Franken

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 1927

John A. Franken

Patrolman John Franken died three days after he was shot when he and another officer responded to a report of a man shooting two other men and a woman on Kenyon Avenue.

The suspect was apprehended and setenced to death for Patrolman Franken's memorial. He was executed in the electric chair at the Ohio State Penitentiary on November 30, 1928.

Patrolman Franken had been with the agency for nearly 20 years and was buried at Saint Joseph Old Cemetery.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 19 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 4, 1927
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

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