Patrolman Jacob Manko

Patrolman Jacob Manko

East Chicago Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 8, 1914

Add to My Heroes

Jacob Manko

Patrolman Jacob Manko died from wounds suffered after being shot by a burglar attempting to force entrance into a business house near the corner at 137th Street and Deodar Street.

The unknown suspect was spotted by Patrolman Manko walking through the neighborhood early Sunday morning in his stocking feet.

When Patrolman Manko hailed the suspicious character, the man fled into an alley where he was chased by Patrolman Manko. Upon realizing he was cornered, the suspect turned and fired his .32-caliber revolver, hitting Patrolman Manko in the chest. Patrolman Manko returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Manko was able to walk a short distance and signal for help. He died shortly after before his colleagues could transport him to a hospital.

Patrolman Manko served with the police department for a year and was survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 15

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

suspicious person

Most Recent Reflection

View all 10 Reflections

You are a true hero sir. Thank you for your courage and dedication. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace sir you earned it

Fellow citizen

October 8, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.