Detective Frank H. Soukup

Detective Frank H. Soukup

Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 1966

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Frank H. Soukup

Detective Soukup was shot and killed while he and other detectives questioned several out-of-town men about a bogus check investigation. During the questioning two of the suspects opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding Detective Soukup. Detective Soukup and other officers were able to return fire, killing two of the suspects.

Detective Soukup had been with the agency for ten years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I think of Det. Soukup on my every birthday 12/16. I worked with his son Allen many years ago.

Det. Jim Homan
Lincoln Police Department 1973-1979

December 17, 2017

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