Pete Frankel



Age: 62


Summary: former member of the Hawthorne (Calif.) police force who shot three of six robbers holding three clerks and two customers at gunpoint as they raided a surplus store in 1971, but only later did police discover that the robbers were members of the notorious Manson family and that the 140 firearms they had stolen were to be used in a plot to free Charles Manson, imprisoned for the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.



Cause of Death: Heart attack


Born: 1943


Died: February 10, 2006


Location: Sun City, California