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Officer John B. Frost | Lombard Police Department, Illinois Lombard Police Department, Illinois


John B. Frost

Lombard Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, September 3, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 199 years

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Officer John Frost was shot and killed while chasing three subjects who had just escaped his custody.

Officer Frost had arrested the three individuals after finding them asleep in a stolen car at approximately 5:00 am. While driving them to the police station one of the suspects produced a handgun and ordered him out of the car. Officer Frost then commandeered a passing vehicle and gave chase. He was killed in an exchange of gunfire on North Avenue.

One 16 year-old suspect turned himself in and the other two suspects, a 22 year-old man and his 19 year-old girlfriend, were later arrested and sentenced to 199 years in prison. The 16 year-old was sentenced to probation.

Officer Frost had served with the Lombard Police Department for 13 years.

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Officer Frost's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-26-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
February 26, 2017


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