Correctional Officer Lawrence A. "Frank" Kush, Jr.

Correctional Officer Lawrence A. "Frank" Kush, Jr.

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 2, 1989

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Lawrence A. "Frank" Kush, Jr.

Correctional Officer Lawrence Kush was murdered by three inmates at the Stateville Correctional Center.

Two of the inmates were sentenced to life in prison for the murder, and the other inmate died while awaiting trial.

Correctional Officer Kush had served with the Illinois Department of Corrections for two years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 1, 1989
  • Weapon Blunt object; Pipe
  • Offender Sentenced to life

prisoner custody

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I believe the ones who killed Kush should have been put to death immediately, from everything I’ve read about Kush has been nothing but amazing and I’m not understanding why he hasn’t a building been named after him yet !


August 7, 2022

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