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

Age: 28
Served: 5 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 50E, Line 14
Panel L26, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
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:
Lake
Incident Township:
North
Weapon Used:
Rifle; Machine gun
Suspect Info:
The Dillinger Gang
Burial Location:
Lake Prairie Cemetery, Lowell

   Patrolman Francis Mulvihill and Patrolman Martin O'Brien were shot and killed by four men 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. The suspects then fled the scene.

   Patrolman Mulvihill was survived by his wife and six children.