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

Age: 26
Served: 9 months
Badge #:
Military Service:
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 Info:
Shot and killed
Burial Location:
Holy Cross Cemetery,
Calumet City, Illinois

   Patrolman Jacub Manka was shot and killed by an unknown subject he saw walking through a neighborhood in his stocking feet.

   As he approached the suspicious character in an alley, the 30-year-old man turned and fired, hitting him in the chest. Patrolman Manka returned fire and killed the subject before staggering into a nearby tavern where he collapsed. He was taken to a local doctor's officer where he died about an hour later.

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