Lieutenant John Cihak

Lieutenant John Cihak

Berwyn Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 24, 1931

John Cihak

Lieutenant John Cihak was shot and killed by a disgruntled patrolman whom he had just instructed to contact a judge in reference to a bond for four prisoners. Without warning, the patrolman shot Lieutenant Cihak in the head twice.

Lieutenant Cihak was survived by his wife, daughter and four sons.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge LT

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Lieutenant Cihak's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 5-30-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

May 30, 2016

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