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Police Officer Frank Balzano | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Frank Balzano

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, November 14, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 39 years

Badge # 10528

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 11/13/1997

Weapon: Person

Offender: Juvenile; Charged with murder

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Officer Frank Balzano was killed while moonlighting at a shopping mall. Officer Belzano fell during an altercation with several suspects, striking his head. He died of his injuries the next day.

A 17-year-old female and a 16-year-old male were arrested and charged with murder. The 16-year-old was charged as an adult.

Officer Balzano had served with the agency for 39 years and was planning on retiring six weeks later. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, and two grandsons.

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