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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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It's Father's Day again, and I miss you more than ever. I wish you were here Dad, I wish we could celebrate this holiday together. You would be proud of what Mom has accomplished. So much has happened and it would have been better with you by our sides. I love you, and I will never stop missing you. You were the best dad a girl could ever hope to have, and I was lucky to get 15 years with you. I just wish I had more.
Hope you're happy up in heaven daddy, you deserve at least that.

Teresa Russo
June 21, 2015


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