Police Officer Frank Warren Whitby, Jr.

Police Officer Frank Warren Whitby, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 1974

Frank Warren Whitby, Jr.

Officer Frank Whitby succumbed to gunshot wounds received one month earlier when he and his partner responded to a home on Lanvale Street for reports of a man firing a rifle. When they arrived on the scene they entered a home to search for the man. The suspect 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 suspect was committed to a state mental institution where he later died.

Officer Whitby had served with the agency for 2 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

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Another year has passed, will never forget. I can still see your smile and hear your laughter. Give mom a hug from me. love you brother

Tami Whitby Scott
lil sis

April 6, 2018

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