Patrolman Felix Francis "Frank" Sharkey

Patrolman Felix Francis "Frank" Sharkey

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 1942

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Felix Francis "Frank" Sharkey

Patrolman Frank Sharkey suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a spinal meningitis patient at 5 Napier Park.

He and eight other officers had responded to the home to help emergency crews restrain the patient so he could be taken to the hospital. While inside the home the patient refused to be taken to the hospital and struggled with officers throughout the home. Immediately after the struggle, Patrolman Sharkey suffered a fatal heart attack.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Sharkey had served with the Boston Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the Field Corner Station. He was survived by his wife and four adult children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

medical call, struggle

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Patrolman Sharkey,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.


United States Border Patrol

June 3, 2022

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