Patrolman Frank Gerber

Patrolman Frank Gerber

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, March 4, 1923

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Frank Gerber

Patrolman Frank Gerber succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when he was bitten by a rabid dog. He had been called to a home on Cuyler Avenue to kill the dog, but was bitten as he attempted to do so.

After the bite he underwent treatment for hydrophobia. He died as a result of a side effect from the rabies treatment.

Policeman Gerber had served with the Chicago Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 6, 1923

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Officer Gerber's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-4-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

September 4, 2018

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