Patrolman John Franklin Wimbish

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Patrolman John Franklin Wimbish

End of Watch: Saturday, November 1, 1952

patrolman wimbishBiographical Information
Age: 25
Tour of Duty: 4 years

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Saturday, November 1, 1952
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info:  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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