Policeman Earl F. Sturtevant

Policeman Earl F. Sturtevant

Shannon Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, June 23, 1932

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Earl F. Sturtevant

Policeman Earl Sturtevant was shot and killed while on patrol on Main Street.

His body was discovered in his patrol car at approximately 5:20 am suffering from bruises around the head and neck and a gunshot wound to the abdomen. No suspects were ever identified.

Policeman Sturtevant was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Shannon Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Sometimes evildoers go unpunished here on earth but assuredly answer to a higher court and authority when the time comes. Thank you for your service, both military and police, and know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 23, 2020

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