Police Officer William F. Frahm

Police Officer William F. Frahm

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, September 30, 1927

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William F. Frahm

Officer Frahm was shot and killed during an escape attempt while leading a prisoner through a tunnel connecting the jail and court building.

The 34-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 40 years.

Officer Frahm had served with the Detroit Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 480

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

escape attempt

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

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

September 30, 2020

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