Policeman Frank P. Cook

Policeman Frank P. Cook

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, December 16, 1925

Frank P. Cook

Policeman Frank Cook was shot to death by a man he attempted to arrest as he was directing traffic at 62nd Street and Woodland Avenue.

He recognized the man from a police wanted poster as being wanted for outstanding warrants. He locked the suspect in a nearby police call box, and went back to directing traffic. Later when he opened the door to the call box, the suspect shot him twice. He then shot and wounded another officer before other policemen beat him into submission.

The subject who shot him was sentenced to life in prison in 1926.

Policeman Cook was a U.S. Army veteran of the WWI and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for nine years. He was a widower and was survived by his three children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 131
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest, warrant service

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A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

December 16, 2014

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