Patrolman John Franklin Wimbish

Patrolman John Franklin WimbishBiographical Information

  • Age: 25
  • Tour of Duty: 4 years
  • End of Watch: Saturday, November 1, 1952

Incident Details

  • Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
  • Date of Incident: Saturday, November 1, 1952
  • Weapon Used: Automobile
  • Suspect Information: Never apprehended

Incident Description

Patrolman Wimbish was killed in an automobile accident on Old Lexington Road while involved in a pursuit. His partner, Patrolman Bob Peddycord, was severely injured. Peddycord survived and spent the rest of his career in the Records Division. The driver of the speeding car was never apprehended.

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