Sergeant Frank Dolan was killed on February 12, 1960 in an automobile accident on Highway 624, near Orange Grove, while returning to Corpus Christi from a meeting in Alice.
His vehicle went out of control on a curve in the road during a period of snow and slushy conditions. His car was broadsided by another vehicle, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.
Sergeant Dolan was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.