Patrolman Frank J. Blazek

Patrolman Frank J. Blazek

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 1926

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Frank J. Blazek

Patrolman Frank Blazek was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to the police station.

He had arrested an offender responsible for more than 35 armed robberies. As he was transporting the suspect to the station, the suspect suddenly attacked him in front of 4913 South State Street. The prisoner gained control of his service weapon and fatally shot him while still inside the vehicle.

The man was apprehended two weeks later was ultimately sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Blazek had served two years with the Chicago Police Department.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4901

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

robbery, transport

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Officer Blazek, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2019

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