Patrolman John Vondruska

Patrolman John Vondruska

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, January 1, 1931

John Vondruska

Policeman John Vondruska of the Fillmore Street Station was killed when he tried to prevent an $8,000 armed robbery of the Yellow Cab Company garage at Leamington and Flournoy Street. The gunmen drove up to the garage just before 7:00 a.m. where Policeman Vondruska was stationed to prevent robberies.

When the gunmen commanded, “Stick ‘em up”, Policeman Vondruska opened fire. One of the gunmen, using a machine gun, opened fire on the policeman and mortally wounded him.

A cab driver was shot in the legs as he attempted to assist the fallen officer.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6048

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Machine gun
  • Offender Three arrests

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Vondruska. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

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