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Patrolman Frank J. Cunningham | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Frank J. Cunningham

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 60

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer Frank Cunningham, while investigating suspicious activity in a restaurant, observed four masked men committing a robbery. As Officer Cunningham attempted to arrest the robbers, a gun battle ensued and Officer Cunningham was mortally wounded in the exchange.

Officer Cunningham's killer, who claimed the police beat a confession out of him, was acquitted March 31, 1933.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 12, 2013

 

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