Policeman Frank A. Sankey

Policeman Frank A. Sankey

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1914

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Frank A. Sankey

Policeman Frank Sankey was shot and killed near the corner of 56th Street and Vine Street while attempting to arrest a man for causing a disturbance.

The suspect resisted arrest, drew a revolver, and shot Policeman Sankey in the stomach. The suspect fled to his rooftop where he was apprehended.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years, 8 months
  • Badge 2945

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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