Detective Sergeant Frank J. McGurk

Detective Sergeant Frank J. McGurk

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 1920

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Frank J. McGurk

Detective Sergeant Frank McGurk was shot and killed when he attempted to stop three armed suspects from robbing a business.

Sergeant McGurk was assigned to guard a factory payroll. As the payroll was distributed, three masked armed robbers entered. When Sergeant McGurk confronted the offenders, the gunmen fired. Although fatally wounded, the sergeant was able to return fire and cause the gunmen to flee without the payroll.

One of the suspects was apprehended three weeks later in Chicago as he and two others attempted to rob a stockyard packer. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 557

Incident Details

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

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Detective Sergeant McGurk's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-18-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

July 19, 2018

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