Guard Friebert F. Jahnke

Guard Friebert F. Jahnke

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 24, 1933

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Friebert F. Jahnke

Guard Friebert Jahnke died from injuries suffered the previous day when he was hit by a car while crossing Illinois Route 4 at the Log Cabin service station north of Pontiac.

Guard Jahnke was struck while searching for two escaped inmates from the Pontiac Correctional Center who were later captured.

Guard Jahnke had served with the Illinois Department of Corrections for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, October 23, 1933

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Dear Grandpa Jahnke, I have always been very proud of you and your service in Illinois, although your early death meant I was never privileged to know you. It's a shame your name is misspelled on this site as well as on the Fallen Officers' Memorial in Springfield, IL but we know what it really is. Until we meet in Heaven, Grandpa. --Jeanie

Jean Macesich

May 23, 2015

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