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.

Bio

  • 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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He was my friend. Rest in peace my friend. Gone to soon.

Ike Smith

December 31, 2018

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