Patrolman Frank T. Hawley

Patrolman Frank T. Hawley

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, January 31, 1970

Frank T. Hawley

Patrolman Hawley was shot and killed while on an undercover assignment as a store owner. He and another officer had been deployed as undercover officers for approximately one year to gain bookmaking information.

During the investigation Patrolman Hawley became engaged in a verbal dispute with a subject over numbers. The suspect produced a small handgun and shot Patrolman Hawley four times. The suspect was later convicted of Patrolman Hawley's murder and served ten years in prison.

Patrolman Hawley had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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