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Detective Sergeant Frank J. McGurk | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Sergeant

Frank J. McGurk

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 3, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 557

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Sergeant Frank McGurk was shot and killed when he attempted to stop three armed suspects from robbing a business.

Sergeant McGurk was assigned to guard a factory payroll. As the payroll was distributed, three masked armed robbers entered. When Sergeant McGurk confronted the offenders, the gunmen fired. Although fatally wounded, the sergeant was able to return fire and cause the gunmen to flee without the payroll.

One of the suspects was apprehended three weeks later in Chicago as he and two others attempted to rob a stockyard packer. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

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It may have been more than 93 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice, but the CPD will never forfet. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago
August 26, 2013

 

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