Patrolman Frank J. Cunningham

Patrolman Frank J. Cunningham

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 1932

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Frank J. Cunningham

Patrolman Frank Cunningham succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 15 days earlier while responding to a robbery in a restaurant at 2025 S Laflin Street.

He and several other members of his squad interrupted the robbery when they entered the restaurant. As Patrolman Cunningham attempted to arrest the robbers, a gun battle ensued and Patrolman Cunningham was mortally wounded.

The suspect was acquitted on March 31st, 1933.

Patrolman Cunningham was survived by his fiancee.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 60

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 4, 1932
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 12, 2013

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