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

Officer Frank Cunningham, while investigating suspicious activity in a restaurant, observed four masked men committing a robbery. As Officer Cunningham attempted to arrest the robbers, a gun battle ensued and Officer Cunningham was mortally wounded in the exchange.

Officer Cunningham's killer, who claimed the police beat a confession out of him, was acquitted March 31, 1933.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 60

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • 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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