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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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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