Police Officer Frank W. Reynolds

Police Officer Frank W. Reynolds

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, September 15, 1926

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Frank W. Reynolds

Officer Frank Reynolds was killed by a suspect attempting to leave the scene of an automobile accident.

While attempting to question a suspect for leaving the scene of an automobile accident of a few minutes prior in Downtown Detroit, Officer Reynolds was pulled into a fight with the suspect. The suspect drew a revolver from his waistband and fired five shots at Officer Reynolds who returned fire, hitting the suspect twice, killing him instantly. The gunfire injuries sustained by Officer Reynolds took his life in a matter of weeks.

Officer Reynolds had served with the Detroit Police Department for 1 year and was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, August 27, 1926

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 15, 2020

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