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 shot and killed by a truck driver following a minor traffic accident at E. 63rd Street and S. Park Avenue (modern-day S. Martin Luther King Drive).

The Chicago Bureau of Transportation truck driver admitted to grabbing Sergeant Roushorn's revolver from the front seat of his car and firing all six bullets at him.

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

The subject 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

accident scene

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2020

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