Patrolman Frank G. Rappaport

Patrolman Frank G. Rappaport

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 13, 1969

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Frank G. Rappaport

Officer Frank G. Rappaport and Officer John Gilhooly were ambushed by a member of the radical group Black Panthers on a false call of a 'man with a gun'.

As the officers entered a gangway between two buildings, the man opened fire with a shotgun from a porch below, striking Officer Rappaport in the chest and Officer Gilhooly in the face and neck. The suspect then shot Officer Rappaport again as he lay on the ground, killing him.

Officer Gilhooly was transported to Billings Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day. Officer Gilhooly's killer was shot and killed in an exchange with other officers.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 12256

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I remember that night well, my first midnight watch in the 3rd district, I was there in the alley. Rest in Peace my brother

Ptlmn Doug Crowe star 14006
Chicago Police Dept

November 21, 2016

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