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Patrolman Frank G. Rappaport | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Frank G. Rappaport

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, November 13, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # 12256

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Frank G. Rappaport and Officer John Gilhooly were ambushed by a member of the radical group Black Panthers on a false call of a 'man with a gun'.

As the officers entered a gangway between two buildings, the man opened fire with a shotgun from a porch below, striking Officer Rappaport in the chest and Officer Gilhooly in the face and neck. The suspect then shot Officer Rappaport again as he lay on the ground, killing him.

Officer Gilhooly was transported to Billings Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day. Officer Gilhooly's killer was shot and killed in an exchange with other officers.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.

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I remember that night well, my first midnight watch in the 3rd district, I was there in the alley. Rest in Peace my brother

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Chicago Police Dept
November 21, 2016

 

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