Policeman Frank George Panek

Policeman Frank George Panek

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, April 14, 1947

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Frank George Panek

Policeman Frank Panek was succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while questioning a suspicious person near the intersection of East Fifth Street and Town Avenue.

The subject produced a revolver and shot Policeman Panek. Despite being mortally wounded, Policeman Panek returned fire along with his partner, killing the subject.

Policeman Panek was transported to Georgia Street Receiving Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.

Policeman Panek was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 7605
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 10, 1947
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

suspicious person

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Officer Panek,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

April 14, 2022

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