Patrol Officer Randall A. Blank

Patrol Officer Randall A. Blank

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, December 31, 1980

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Randall A. Blank

Patrol Officer Randall Blank was shot and killed during a foot chase.

Officer Blank had responded to a local bar for a report of a purse snatching. When he arrived he engaged the suspect in a foot pursuit which resulted in a struggle. During the struggle the suspect was able to gain control of Officer Blank's service weapon and shot him in the head.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later by responding units.

Officer Blank had served with the Rockford Police Department for 10 months and had previously served with the Freeport Police Department for 1-½ years.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years, 4 months
  • Badge 236

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

foot pursuit, larceny

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Omgosh Randy,I still think about u every time I hear about a fallen officer, it’s 2019 now, and we were just kids when we knew each other in 1976, and both worked at the Hollywood restaurant, I still remember us laughting every time u got after us waitress’s lol. I know your in heaven ,because u had a heart of gold, u were such a problem solver ,u never got mad,always had to talk about the problem, even those we gave u a hard time,u just smiled, I know your happy my friend and I will see u there ,till we cross paths again, Rest In Peace,

Jordy Hammond (George )
A old friend

April 4, 2019

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