Sergeant Frederick H. Rabe

Sergeant Frederick H. Rabe

Rensselaer Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, May 29, 1933

Add to My Heroes

Frederick H. Rabe

Sergeant Rabe and Detective James Stevens were shot and fatally wounded while responding to a bank robbery committed by the Scarnici Gang from New York City. The two officers were shot as the gang attempted to come out of the bank. Detective Stevens died at the scene and Sergeant Rabe succumbed to his wounds six years later.

Three members of the gang was eventually caught in Poughkeepsie, New York. One was convicted of murder and executed in the electric chair on June 27, 1935. The other two were acquitted.

Sergeant Rabe was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1935

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

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

May 29, 2015

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.