Patrolman Anthony Charles Raymond

Patrolman Anthony Charles Raymond

Hillside Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1972

Anthony Charles Raymond

Patrolman Anthony Raymond was murdered after being abducted during a traffic stop on the westbound entrance ramp to the Eisenhower Expressway, at Mannheim Road, at 10:15 pm.

Patrolman Raymond was unaware the three occupants in the suspicious vehicle he stopped had just committed an armed robbery of $5,000 from the Swedish Manor Restaurant minutes before. The suspects abducted the officer, taking him to one of their homes where he was strangled with a guitar string. He was then stabbed four times in the back which proved to be fatal.

The suspects placed his body in a 55-gallon drum which was transported to a farm owned by the sister of the same suspect near Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Patrolman Raymond's body was then buried in a shallow grave and not found until nearly 11 months later.

Two suspects were convicted of conspiracy, aggravated kidnapping and murder. The offender who committed the strangling and stabbing was sentenced to three concurrent terms of 100 to 200 years. The other offender was sentenced to four concurrent terms of 75 to 150 years in prison. The third suspect was killed during an attempted robbery in Indiana in 1973.

Patrolman Raymond had served with the Hillside Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Berkeley Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife, 3 and 4-year-old sons, brother, sister, and parents.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 114

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Died in prison

abducted, robbery, traffic stop

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I did not know the officer. But I can say my step fathers brother Si was the one who killed the officer. I heard small bits and pieces of what happened. But I was just a small child at this time. The good news is Silas is dead.. His brother Douglas who was my step father is also dead.. I'm very sorry for the officer and his family. I can understand how they must feel. The entire Fletcher family is no good. I've too suffered by the hands of a Fletcher.. Also I found out Douglas knew everything about what Silas Fletcher had done.. He helped to bury officer Raymond.. Ironically Douglas had a son whos name was Silas also. Who walked in to a bank and robbed it for just 1800 dollars.. And died of a heroin overdose..

nena schmitxer

April 12, 2018

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