Lieutenant Frank M. Stearn

Lieutenant Frank M. Stearn

Johnstown Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, May 13, 1916

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Frank M. Stearn

Lieutenant Frank Stearn died as a result of a stroke he suffered five weeks earlier while chasing several suspects.

He was walking his beat in the Old Conemaugh Boro section of the city when he noticed a group of boys at the Adams Street School. The boys began to run and Lieutenant Stearn chased them over a wall. As he jumped over the wall he suffered the stroke. He remained unconscious until his death five weeks later.

Lieutenant Stearn had served with the Johnstown Police Department for 30 years and was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 69
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit

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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 13, 2015

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