Police Officer Frank W. Hardy

Police Officer Frank W. Hardy

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, March 12, 1954

Frank W. Hardy

Officer Frank Hardy along with two other officers responded to a report of a bank robbery. Officer Hardy and another officer took up a position outside the rear of the bank, and the third officer approached the front door. The third officer was shot by one of the suspects. The other two suspects fled the bank from the rear and exchanged gunfire with Officer Hardy and the other officer. Both officers were shot and Officer Hardy died of his wounds. In their haste to escape, the suspects dropped the money bag they had taken containing $90,000.

The suspects were all identified but never tried for their participation in the crime.

Officer Hardy had served with the Seattle Police Department for four years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Never tried

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 12, 2012

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