Chief of Police John Robert Judge

Chief of Police John Robert Judge

Marquette Heights Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 8, 1969

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John Robert Judge

Chief of Police John Judge was accidentally shot and killed when his service revolver discharged and struck him in his left leg.

He had just arrived at his home at 208 Grant Road and was exiting his patrol car when the gun discharged. The round severed his artery, causing him to bleed to death. Chief Judge was known to keep the revolver half-cocked while carrying it in his belt.

Chief Judge had served with the Marquette Heights Police Department for eight years and had previously served with the St. Louis Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, three daughters, and six grandchildren.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge CHIEF

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Uncle Bob was my mom's brother. After mom passed he and his family was there for us.
I love and miss him so much. He was a great man. I have lots of wonderful memories of him and his family. Continue to R.I.P. Uncle Bob. I have cherished every minute we have had with you and your family

Diane Thomas
Niece

March 29, 2019

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