Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 6 months
Badge # 273
Weapon: Blunt object
Offender: Sentenced to 75 to 150 years
Officer David Farnsworth was killed when he was assaulted by two brothers after he pulled them over for a traffic violation. The suspects were able to gain control of Officer Farnsworth's flashlight and beat him with it.
Both suspects, ages 19 and 23, were convicted of Officer Farnsworth murder and sentenced to 75 to 150 years in prison on July 21, 1976. On February 11, 1977, the 19 year-old suspect collapsed and died while playing basketball at Menard State Prison.
Officer Farnsworth had served with the Danville Police Department for 2½ years. He is survived by his wife.