Patrolman Frank Cichon

Patrolman Frank Cichon

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1963

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Frank Cichon

Patrolman Frank Cichon was struck and killed by a drunk driver at Glenwood and Cleveland Streets while he and another officer investigated a hit-and-run accident at 1:30 am.

The two officers and two civilians were standing in the street when the drunk driver struck all four of them. Patrolman Cichon was thrown 115 feet. He was transported to South Side Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries two hours later.

The driver was arrested and was determined to have a BAC of .135. He was issued a fine of $2,500.

Patrolman Cichon had served with the Youngstown Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Fined $2,500

accident investigation, Impaired Driver

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Frank Cichon of the Youngstown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 93 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 21, 2023

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