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Police Officer Fred Eckles, Jr. | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Fred Eckles, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 17, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 13561

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Fred Eckles, Jr. was shot and killed serving a search warrant.

Officer Eckles was one of several officers assigned to execute a narcotics warrant. Officer Eckles and his partner announced their office and that they had a warrant.

There was no response and the officers forcibly entered the premises. Upon entry, a gun battle ensued with three armed offenders. Officer Eckles was shot several times during the exchange.

Officer Fred Eckles succumbed to his injuries a few hours later.

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I will never forget. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Retired PO B. D. Mingo
Chicago Police Dept.
June 17, 2016

 

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