Patrolman Frank Gerber

Patrolman Frank Gerber

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, March 4, 1923

Frank Gerber

Patrolman Frank Gerber succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when he was bitten by a rabid dog. He had been called to a home on Cuyler Avenue to kill the dog, but was bitten as he attempted to do so.

After the bite he underwent treatment for hydrophobia. He died as a result of a side effect from the rabies treatment.

Policeman Gerber had served with the Chicago Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 6, 1923

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Patrolman Gerber,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

R.I.P.
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March 4, 2016

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