Francis Lloyd Mulvihill
East Chicago Police Department
Thursday, May 24, 1934

Age: 29
Served: 5 years
Badge #:
Panel 50E, Line 14
Panel L26, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, May 24, 1934
11:25 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Gary Road near Cline Avenue, East Chicago
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Rifle; Machine gun
Suspect Disposition:
Dillinger Gang (1933–1934)
Burial Place:
Calvary Cemetery, Portage

   Patrolman Francis Mulvihill and Patrolman Martin O'Brien were shot and killed by subjects believed to be part of the Dillinger Gang.

   The officers were patrolling a rural section of Gary Road when they stopped to talk with four men standing next to a car. Without warning, the suspects opened fire with machine guns, striking both officers multiple times before fleeing the scene.

   Patrolman Mulvihill was survived by his wife and six children.

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