Patrolman Frank G. Golden

Patrolman Frank G. Golden

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, May 16, 1947

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Frank G. Golden

Patrolman Frank Golden was accidentally shot and killed by his partner while struggling with a burglary suspect.

Patrolman Golden and his partner responded to a burglary alarm at a diner on Northern Boulevard in the Long Island City section of Queens. When the officers arrived, they encountered a suspect. As the officers attempted to arrest the suspect, a struggle ensued. Patrolman Golden's partner drew his service revolver, and during the struggle the suspect struck the revolver, causing it to discharge. The shot hit Patrolman Golden, mortally wounding him.

Patrolman Golden was transported to St. John's Hospital where he succumbed to his wound several hours later.

Patrolman Golden was assigned to 108th Precinct. His wife survived him.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1428

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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