Patrolman Frank C. Mahen

Patrolman Frank C. Mahen

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1926

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Frank C. Mahen

Patrolman Mahen was shot and killed near Maple and Short Streets by a man he and a detective had arrested for being a dangerous and suspicious character.

As they approached the police station in their automobile the suspect opened fire killing Patrolman Mahen instantly. The detective returned fire hitting the suspect twice. The suspect managed to escape but was captured a short time later. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

suspicious person

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Patrolman Mahen,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans.


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February 5, 2016

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