Detective Perry V. Frost

Detective Perry V. Frost

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, November 14, 1920

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Perry V. Frost

Detective Perry Frost was shot and killed as he and his partner investigated a suspicious automobile.

They noticed that lights were on at a nearby tavern and went to investigate why it was open. Unbeknownst to the detectives, four men were in the process of robbing the tavern's patrons. As the detectives approached, the lookout opened fire on them and were joined by the other suspects inside.

The detectives returned fire at the suspects. Detective Frost emptied his revolver and had fired four more shots after reloading when he was struck in the chest and head.

On February 9, 1921, two of the suspects were apprehended in Pacific, Missouri.

Detective Frost was survived by his wife and two stepdaughters.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in Peace, Detective Frost. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

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