Detective Frank McGrath

Detective Frank McGrath

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 27, 1945

Frank McGrath

Detective McGrath died of injuries he received when he was attacked while making an arrest.

Detective McGrath was assaulted inside a hotel by a cowboy who was in town for a rodeo championship. As the Detective attempted to arrest the cowboy, he was assaulted and his service weapon was stolen.

The suspect was later apprehended and charged with murder, but was set free after a grand jury failed to indite him.

Detective McGrath was assigned to the 5th Precinct Detective Squad.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1975

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 26, 1945
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Cleared of all charges

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 27, 2017

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