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 Never identified

patrol, traffic patrol

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Officer Sturtevant,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- of just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

June 23, 2022

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