Police Officer Fred Eckles, Jr.

Police Officer Fred Eckles, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, January 17, 1984

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Fred Eckles, Jr.

Police Officer Fred Eckles was shot and killed serving a search warrant at an apartment at 8051 South Maryland Avenue.

Officer Eckles was one of several officers assigned to execute a narcotics warrant. He and his partner announced their office and that they had a warrant. There was no response and the officers forcibly entered the premises. Upon entry, a gun battle ensued with three armed offenders. Officer Eckles was shot several times during the exchange.

Officer Fred Eckles succumbed to his injuries a few hours later.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 13561

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

narcotics, search warrant

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