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Police Officer Frank Paul Russo | Schaumburg Police Department, Illinois Schaumburg Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Frank Paul Russo

Schaumburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Charged

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Police Officer Frank Russo suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suspect following a brief foot pursuit.

Officer Russo and another officer, while working an off-duty assignment, were attempting to arrest a man who was causing a disturbance at a local club. The suspect and a friend fled the scene and were being pursued by the officers for approximately one block.

As they began to struggle with the man, Officer Russo collapsed and his partner immediately called for assistance. Officer Russo was transported to Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The suspect was charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery to a police officer, four counts of misdemeanor resisting a police officer and one count of misdemeanor battery.

Officer Russo had served with the Schaumburg Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, sister and parents.

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Sometimes I wonder why writing to you on here makes me feel like somehow you're listening. It's strange, but it's something I'll roll with. I have been missing you more than ever lately. There has been so much going on in my life, both good and bad, and I wish you were here to talk me through what's been happening to me. I miss you so much, and it feels like that hole you ripped in my heart when you left will never heal. It just keeps getting bigger, and it's starting to become a bit too much to bear. I love you Dad. I love you, and I wish you could hug me right now and tell me everything was going to be alright. Because that is something I need more than anything else.

Teresa Russo
June 5, 2017


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