Police Officer Frank L. Slaymaker

Police Officer Frank L. Slaymaker

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, June 6, 1906

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Frank L. Slaymaker

Police Officer Frank Slaymaker succumbed to gunshot wounds received 10 days earlier while he arresting a man and woman for robbing a person in a Chinese restaurant.

As Officer Slaymaker and the couple waited for a wagon the male suspect suddenly produced a revolver and shot him at the corner of 9th Street and Wood Street. The suspect fled but was quickly apprehended.

The suspect, age 18, was convicted of Officer Slaymaker's murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison on October 9th, 1906.

Officer Slaymaker served with the Philadelphia Police Department for seven months and was survived by his wife, father, and mother.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge 844

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 27, 1906
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years


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On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

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

June 6, 2021

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