Detective Francis W. Sears

Detective Francis W. Sears

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, September 11, 1967

Francis W. Sears

Detective Sears and several officers had conducted a raid of a home and arrested two suspects for armed robbery. While questioning the suspects Detective Sears suffered a fatal heart attack.
He had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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So many years have passed and yet, for some, it was yesterday.

Brother, you have NOT been forgotten, this wonderful site and the Memorial in DC have made sure of that, as, no doubt, every member of your family and every friend you ever had.

God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 11, 2017

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