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Chief of Police Rudolph M. Dandurand | St. Anne Police Department, Illinois St. Anne Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police

Rudolph M. Dandurand

St. Anne Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, August 30, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Rudolph Dandurand was shot and killed in the early morning hours while on patrol with his wife, which was a common practice for her to ride along with him.

When Chief Dandurand received a call of there having been some trouble at a bar and was told who was involved, he proceeded to the garage where the trio hung out. The chief spotted the suspects in their car and disarmed the driver of a .22-caliber pistol, placing it in the squad car. The chief didn't notice that one of the suspects moved off to the side and reached into the squad car, grabbing the pistol. The suspect shot the chief in his left side, who then turned and tossed his service weapon over the seat of the squad car as he radioed for assistance.

A second shot then rang out, in the direction of the chief's wife, who picked up Chief Dandurand's service weapon and returned fire, killing two of the suspects at the scene. The third suspect fled behind the garage where he surrended to sheriff's deputies later. Chief Dandurand was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee where he died less than an hour later.

Chief Dandurand had served with the St. Anne Police Department for 14 years and had planned to retire from his job as police chief the following week. He was survived by his wife.

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Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You will never be forgotten as true heroes such as yourself never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
August 30, 2013


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