Patrolman Frank T. Hawley

Patrolman Frank T. Hawley

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, January 31, 1970

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Frank T. Hawley

Patrolman Frank Hawley was shot and killed while on an undercover assignment as a store owner at a shop at 719 Congress Avenue.

He and another officer had been deployed as undercover officers for approximately one year to gain bookmaking information.

During the investigation Patrolman Hawley became engaged in a verbal dispute with a subject over numbers. The subject produced a small handgun and shot Patrolman Hawley four times. The 24-year-old man was later convicted of manslaughter and served 10 years in prison.

Patrolman Hawley had served with the New Haven Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

undercover, gambling

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