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Patrolman Alfred M. Stokke | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Alfred M. Stokke

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, January 24, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 2571

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 75 years

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Patrolman Alfred M. Stokke was shot and killed during an armed robbery.

Patrolman Stokke was assigned to the surveillance of the Meisel Tire Company on North Broadway Street in anticipation of a robbery. He observed three armed offenders enter and rob the shop and a customer. When the gunmen ordered the employees to the rear of the store, Patrolman Stokke intervened and a gun battled ensued. Patrolman Stokke was hit in the head, and groin, and was transported to Lakeview Hospital where he passed away at 23:05 with his two children by his bedside. Before he passed, Patrolman Stokke reported to Captain Patrick O'Connell that he believed he had wounded two of the gunmen.

On September 3, 1935, thee suspects were arrested and they confessed to the murder of Patrolman Stokke. On October 8, 1936 they were found guilty, and were sentenced to 75 years in prison each.

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It was an honor to read your name among the 567 heroes of the Chicago Police Department during last night's Candlelight Vigil at Gold Star Families and Memorial Park. Your service, and your family's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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