Sergeant Richard J. Roushorn

Sergeant Richard J. Roushorn

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, September 11, 1954

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Richard J. Roushorn

Sergeant Richard J. Roushorn was was shot and killed by a truck driver following a minor traffic accident.

The city bureau of transportation truck driver admitted to grabbing the sergeant’s revolver from the front seat of his car and firing all of the six bullets at him.

Sergant Roushorn was struck in the abdomen, liver and chest. He died six hours later at Woodlawn Hospital.

The suspect was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 374

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to 14 years

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 5, 2013

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