Jacub 'Jake' Manka
East Chicago Police Department
Sunday, October 18, 1914

Age: 26
Served: 9 months
Badge #: 15
Panel 52E, Line 16
Panel L24, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, October 18, 1914
05:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
2103-05 137th Street, East Chicago
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.32-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Shot and killed
Burial Place:
Holy Cross Cemetery,
Calumet City, Illinois

   Patrolman Jacub Manka was shot and killed while walking his beat by a subject in his stocking feet attempting to burglarize a residence.

   As he approached him in an alley, the 30-year-old man turned and fired, hitting Patrolman Manka in the chest.

   The suspect was shot and killed by Patrolman Manka before he staggered into a nearby tavern and collapsed.

   He was taken to a local doctor's office and died from his wound about an hour later.

   Patrolman Manka was survived by his wife, 2-year-old and 4-month-old children, and mother.

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