Special Officer Hank Frost

Special Officer Hank Frost

Nogales Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, December 30, 1888

Hank Frost

Special Officer Hank Frost was shot and killed by a gambler who was seeking revenge against him for an incident that had occurred the previous month.

On November 11th, 1888, Officer Frost had arrested a gambler for disturbing the peace. As he escorted the man to jail, the man pulled out a knife and attempted to attack him. Officer Frost fatally shot the man.

On December 30th, 1888, Officer Frost was sitting in a saloon when a man entered and shot Officer Frost with a revolver without warning. The man fled over the border into Mexico. It is not known if he was ever apprehended.

Officer Frost was a U.S. Army veteran.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

ambush, retaliation

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Officer Frost,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army.


United States Border Patrol

December 30, 2018

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