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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Today marks the fifty-first anniversary of your sad and tragic passing. You are not forgotten, Brother. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 11, 2018

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