Police Officer Frank Warren Whitby, Jr.

Police Officer Frank Warren Whitby, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 1974

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Frank Warren Whitby, Jr.

Police Officer Frank Whitby succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one month earlier when he and his partner responded to a home in the 1900 block of East Lanvale Street for reports of a man firing a rifle.

When they arrived at the scene they entered a home to search for the man. The subject suddenly jumped out of a room on the end of a hallway and opened fire, striking Officer Whitby in the thigh and abdomen. Officer Whitby, who was armed with a shotgun, was able to push his partner to safety. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.

The man was committed to a state mental institution where he later died.

Officer Whitby had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, April 5, 1974
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed to institution

EDP, shots fired call

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Officer Whitby,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 5, 2024

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