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 by a man he ordered to leave the area who was causing a disturbance. The suspect drew a revolver, and shot Policeman Sankey in the stomach. The suspect fled to his rooftop where he was apprehended.

On January 6, 1915, the suspect, 38, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He died in prison on May 5, 1919.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 18, 2020

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