Patrolman Frank H. Dunn, Jr.

Patrolman Frank H. Dunn, Jr.

Hammond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, June 1, 1961

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Frank H. Dunn, Jr.

Patrolman Frank Dunn was shot and killed in an ambush situation while walking his downtown beat.

When checking on a business, a man rounded the corner and for no apparent reason shot Patrolman Dunn four times in the chest. A massive manhunt led into Chicago where the suspect was apprehended after a sharp-eyed hotel clerk recognized a roomer who had been living at a Hammond hotel until the day Patrolman Dunn was shot.

Patrolman Dunn had served with the Hammond Police Department for over 9½ years.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 9 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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Patrolman Dunn,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hammond. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 1, 2021

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