Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 4 months
Badge # 236
Incident Date: 12/31/1980
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Suspect: Died in prison
Officer Randall Blank was shot and killed during a foot chase.
Officer Blank had responded to a local bar for a report of a purse snatching. When he arrived he engaged the suspect in a foot pursuit which resulted in a struggle. During the struggle the suspect was able to gain control of Officer Blank's service weapon and shot him in the head. The suspect was apprehended a short time later by responding units.
Officer Blank had served with the Rockford Police Department for 10 months and had previously served with the Freeport Police Department for 1½ years.