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Detective Frank H. Soukup | Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska

Detective

Frank H. Soukup

Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Friday, December 16, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Soukup was shot and killed while he and other detectives questioned several out-of-town men about a bogus check investigation. During the questioning two of the suspects opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding Detective Soukup. Detective Soukup and other officers were able to return fire, killing two of the suspects.

Detective Soukup had been with the agency for ten years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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i was only 5 years old when frank was killed,my name is kevin lapage ,son of one of the officers that was friends with and partner to frank,i barely remember that night and recall when my dad returned home and mom hugged him,dad has saved the detective magazine in which this story was written,i am 55 years old now and dad is 75,he was 27 years old when this tragedy happened.dad rarely has spoken of this.our country is missing the leadership the nation needs to respect and honor our current,retired, and fallen police officers.i am saddened of the direction our country has been led the past 8 years.

kevin lapage partially dis usaf vet
son of franks partner lpd
November 25, 2015

 

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