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Patrol Officer Randall A. Blank | Rockford Police Department, Illinois Rockford Police Department, Illinois

Patrol Officer

Randall A. Blank

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 31, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 2 years, 4 months

Badge # 236

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/31/1980

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Died in prison

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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.

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Rest in Peace Officer Blank. We have not forgotten you.

Annonymous/Retired Patrol
December 31, 2013


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