Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Patrol Officer Frank Cichella | Rockford Police Department, Illinois Rockford Police Department, Illinois

Patrol Officer

Frank Cichella

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, February 25, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 29

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/24/1927

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Frank Cichella died the following day after being shot while off duty and walking home.

Officer Cichella observed a vehicle running without its headlights on and approached the driver to advise him that he was in violation of the headlight ordinance. Officer Cichella and the suspect began arguing before the suspect went into his home and returned with a handgun, when a gunbattle ensued. Officer Cichella was shot five times, but was able to return fire, striking the suspect three times. Both Officer Cichella and the suspect died the following day from their injuries.

Officer Cichella had served with the Rockford Police Department for 1½ years.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 8 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Rest in Peace, Officer Cichella. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 29, 2013

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths