Frank W Pysher Jr.

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 10, 1989

Biographical Info

Age: 43

Tour of Duty: 16 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Baker District

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: Tuesday, January 10, 1989

Incident Location: Smyrna Road and Gene Snyder Freeway (Interstate 265)

Weapon Used: .22 Caliber Rifle

Suspect Info: Found incompetent to stand trial

Case Status: Closed

Frank Pysher - Headshot

Narrative

Officer Frank Pysher was shot and killed at the interchange of I-265 and Smyrna Road after responding to a call of a man walking in the highway with a gun.

Officer Pysher located the man, but was shot with the high-powered rifle while he still sat in his cruiser. The suspect was known to Officer Pysher, who had dealt with him on several occasions. The suspect was arrested, but found incompetent to stand trial and was sent to a state mental institution.

Frank Pysher Jr headstone

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