Officer Frank McKissack

Officer Frank McKissack

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, May 26, 1916

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Frank McKissack

Officer Frank McKissack was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to stop two boys attempting to hop on an outbound train near the Huntsville Depot at 2:20 a.m.

One of the suspects opened fire on the officers, striking Officer McKissack in the chest. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer McKissack was able to open fire and wounded the shooter. The 17-year-old was taken into custody by Officer McKissack's partner.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was pardoned by Governor B. M. Miller on October 22, 1932.

Officer McKissack was survived by his wife and 7-month-old daughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Pardoned in 1932

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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May 26, 2015

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