Police Officer
Frank McKinsey
North Vernon Police Department
Saturday, January 16, 1915

Age: 44
Served: 4 years
Badge #:
Panel 29W, Line 22
Panel L27, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, January 15, 1915
11:45 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
100 North Madison Avenue, North Vernon
Incident County:
Jennings
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
Handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Saint Marys Cemetery, North Vernon

   Officer Frank McKinsey died from wounds he suffered the previous day while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects.

   While placing the first suspect under arrest at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad depot, Officer McKinsey was shot three times and died from his wounds the following day.

   The suspects fled the scene and were never apprehended. They were suspected of killing Sellersburg Town Marshal John Harris the previous day.

   Officer McKinsey was survived by his wife, two children, three brothers, two sisters and mother.


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