Patrolman Frank H. Dunn, Jr.

Patrolman Frank H. Dunn, Jr.

Hammond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, June 1, 1961

Frank H. Dunn, Jr.

Patrolman Frank Dunn was shot and killed in an ambush situation while walking his downtown beat.

When checking on a business, a man rounded the corner and for no apparent reason shot Patrolman Dunn four times in the chest. A massive manhunt led into Chicago where the suspect was apprehended after a sharp-eyed hotel clerk recognized a roomer who had been living at a Hammond hotel until the day Patrolman Dunn was shot.

Patrolman Dunn had served with the Hammond Police Department for over 9½ years.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 9 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 1, 2015

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