Patrolman Anthony Charles Raymond

Patrolman Anthony Charles Raymond

Hillside Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1972

Anthony Charles Raymond

Patrolman Anthony Raymond was murdered after being abducted during a traffic stop on the westbound entrance ramp to the Eisenhower Expressway, at Mannheim Road, at 10:15 pm.

Patrolman Raymond was unaware the three occupants in the suspicious vehicle he stopped had just committed an armed robbery of $5,000 from the Swedish Manor Restaurant minutes before. The suspects abducted the officer, taking him to one of their homes where he was strangled with a guitar string. He was then stabbed four times in the back which proved to be fatal.

The suspects placed his body in a 55-gallon drum which was transported to a farm owned by the sister of the same suspect near Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Patrolman Raymond's body was then buried in a shallow grave and not found until nearly 11 months later.

Two suspects were convicted of conspiracy, aggravated kidnapping and murder. The offender who committed the strangling and stabbing was sentenced to three concurrent terms of 100 to 200 years. The other offender was sentenced to four concurrent terms of 75 to 150 years in prison. The third suspect was killed during an attempted robbery in Indiana in 1973.

Patrolman Raymond had served with the Hillside Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Berkeley Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife, 3 and 4-year-old sons, brother, sister, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 114

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Died in prison

abducted, robbery, traffic stop

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The day Officer Raymond was abducted will be always etched in my memory. I prayed for his life. After several weeks passed, I had the sad realization that he probably didn't survive. I recall feeling angry and helpless.
When his body was found, the injustice and cruelty of his death enraged me. I will never forget Officer Raymond, even though I never knew him personally. Ironically, I was just remembering him again a few days ago when I was driving through Hillside on Mannheim and 290 on my way to work.
The tragedy of Officer Raymond's death is particularly painful because no one could find him despite heroic efforts. His memory will always remain with me.

Steven B. Uhrik
Family member of Police Officer

February 5, 2018

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