Policeman Frank E. Corley

Policeman Frank E. Corley

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1924

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Frank E. Corley

Policeman Frank Corley was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunfire behind a pharmacy at the intersection of 12th Street and Hooper Avenue.

Several men were playing a craps game behind the store when an argument ensued. One of the men opened fire, wounding one of the other players. Policeman Corley, who was walking by, ran into the store to investigate when he was shot.

The subject fled the scene but was later apprehended. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was paroled on November 20, 1930.

Policeman Corley was a WWI veteran.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 414
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace sir and always know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 24, 2020

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