Police Officer Frank Paul Russo

Police Officer Frank Paul Russo

Schaumburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 1, 2008

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Frank Paul Russo

Police Officer Frank Russo suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suspect following a brief foot pursuit.

Officer Russo and another officer, while working an off-duty assignment, were attempting to arrest a man who was causing a disturbance at a local club. The suspect and a friend fled the scene and were being pursued by the officers for approximately one block.

As they began to struggle with the man, Officer Russo collapsed and his partner immediately called for assistance. Officer Russo was transported to Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The suspect was charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery to a police officer, four counts of misdemeanor resisting a police officer and one count of misdemeanor battery.

Officer Russo had served with the Schaumburg Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, sister and parents.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged

foot pursuit

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Dad, so much time has passed and it hasn’t gotten any easier. Writing on a memorial page will never bring you back, but it reminds me that your memory will never fade. I wish you’d seen me graduate law school, watched me get sworn in, and I wish you would see where I am today. I love you, and I miss you so much.

Teresa Russo

January 16, 2021

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