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Policeman Earl F. Sturtevant | Shannon Police Department, Illinois Shannon Police Department, Illinois

Policeman

Earl F. Sturtevant

Shannon Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, June 23, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Earl Sturtevant was shot and killed while on patrol on Main Street.

His body was discovered in his patrol car at approximately 5:20 am suffering from bruises around the head and neck and a gunshot wound to the abdomen. No suspects were ever identified.

Policeman Sturtevant was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Shannon Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife.

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Officer Sturtevant's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-28-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police
November 28, 2017

 

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