Patrolman Arthur F. Esau

Patrolman Arthur F. Esau

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 27, 1928

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Arthur F. Esau

Patrolman Arthur F. Esau responded to a robbery inside a drug store. As Officer Esau entered the store, he was quickly confronted by armed robbers. Officer Esau was fatally struck in the exchange of gunfire.

The two killers were the first two executed in Illinois' new electric chair on February 19, 1929.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4967

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1929

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 64th anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 13, 2012

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