Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Officer Frank East

Officer Frank East
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
End of Watch: Sunday, June 10, 1917
Date of Incident: Sunday, June 10, 1917
Age: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Tour of Duty: Six months
Suspect Info: N/A
Weapon Used: N/A
Buried: Hinton, West Virginia
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P25 - E21
TPOM: 06, C, 19

Officer East was responding to a fire alarm at 4:05 Sunday afternoon and traveling East on Commerce Street. A bicyclist traveling north on Water Street had made a left turn on Commerce Street, when both Officer east and the bicyclist collided. The bicycle rider was thrown off the bicycle and knocked unconscious. Officer East was thrown from his motorcycle hitting his head on the pavement. Civilians nearby stated Officer East was unconscious when they got to him. Officer East sustained fatal head injuries. Officer East died five hour later at Santa Rosa Infirmary without having regained consciousness. The bicyclist survived after suffering a gash across his forehead------source San Antonio Light and San Antonio Express News

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