Detective Frank J. McCartney

Detective Frank J. McCartney

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1917

Frank J. McCartney

Detective Frank McCartney was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest three men on burglary charges near 9th and Shunk streets in South Philadelphia.

Three men were arrested and charged with murder.

Detective McCartney was a seven-year veteran of the force.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder


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On the 100th anniversary of your death, we salute you for your service to the citizens of Philadelphia.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

August 30, 2017

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