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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Thank you for your selfless actions that day. Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 20, 2020

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