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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Officer Sturtevant's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-28-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

November 28, 2017

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