Officer Frank Dennis Mancini

Officer Frank Dennis Mancini

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, January 23, 2012

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Frank Dennis Mancini

Officer Frank Mancini succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 46 years earlier as he and two other officers attempted to arrest robbery suspects.

On April 10th, 1965, Officer Eugene Hooper was searching a vehicle on East Avenue past Silvercrest Avenue when one of the subjects was able to gain control of his weapon. The subject shot Officer Hooper, Officer Frank Mancini, and Reserve Officer Wintrow.

A truck driver who came upon the scene used their police radio to call for help. Both subjects, ages 25, were captured at their apartment four hours later.

The shooter was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder and sentenced to two life terms in prison. He was denied parole in 2010 and again in 2014. He died in prison on October 18, 2017. His accomplice was convicted of second-degree murder. He was paroled in 1977.

Officer Mancini was a United States Coast Guard veteran and had served with the Akron Police Department for only one year at the time of the shooting.


  • Age 72
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 10
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 10, 1965
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

investigation, parolee, robbery, vehicle search, vehicle stop

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Officer Mancini,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USCG. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

United States Border Patrol

January 29, 2022

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