Policeman Thomas "Tom" Bicsko

Policeman Thomas "Tom" Bicsko

Franklin Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 1927

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Thomas "Tom" Bicsko

Policeman Tom Bicsko and Policeman Charles Kormanik both succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while attempting to arrest a man for beating his wife.

As Policeman Kormanik and his partner walked onto the subject's front porch they were fired upon and Policeman Kormanik was struck four times. Policeman Bicsko, who was off duty and lived only a block from the subject's home, immediately went to the scene when he learned of the shooting. He attempted to enter the residence but was also shot multiple times.

Both officers were transported to Memorial Hospital, where they remained until succumbing the following day.

The suspect was eventually captured and charged with murdering both men.

Policeman Bitsko was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 7, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered. I am sure you are proud that your descendants followed your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 20, 2012

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