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Bandits kill Seattle Police Officer Frank Hardy during a Greenwood bank robbery on March 12, 1954.
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On March 12, 1954, three bandits robbing the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle First National Bank kill Seattle Police Officer Frank Hardy (1923-1954). Two other officers are seriously wounded. The killers are traced to British Columbia, but no one is ever convicted in the crime.
Rae Anna Victor, Century of Honor: Excellence and Valor in Washington
State Law Enforcement (Bloomington, IN: 1st Books, 2000), 139-140; Neil
Maloney, Cops, Crooks, and Politicians (Seattle: Peanut Butter Publishing),
1993; Michael D. Brasfield, "An Examination of the Historical and Biographical Material Pertaining to the Violent Deaths Involving Seattle Police Officers (1881-1980)," (Undergraduate thesis, University of Washington Library, 1980), 96.
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