Officer Frank Angelo Croff

Officer Frank Angelo Croff

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 22, 1921

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Frank Angelo Croff

Officer Frank Croff was struck and killed by a speeding driver at NE Biscayne Drive and NE 22nd Street.

Officer Croff's partner said they had pulled their motorcycles over on the side of the road when they heard a speeding automobile approaching. The driver hit Officer Croff dragging him and his motorcycle more than 500 feet before the driver struck another vehicle seriously injuring a man and his wife.

The 40-year-old driver was apprehended and charged with second-degree murder. He claimed that someone was shooting at him when he increased his speed and lost control of his Cadillac. He said he did not realize he had hit Officer Croff. He was tried and acquitted.

Officer Croff was a member of the Florida National Guard and had served with the Miami Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife, three young children, and mother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Acquitted

routine driving

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Officer Croft,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Miami. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 22, 2021

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