Patrolman
Frank H. Dunn Jr.
Hammond Police Department
Thursday, June 1, 1961

Age: 43
Served: 9 years, 9 months
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 46W, Line 2
Panel L8, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, June 1, 1961

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
484 Willow Court, Hammond
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
North
Weapon Used:
.38-caliber handgun
Suspect Info:
Arrested
Burial Location:
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville

   Patrolman Frank Dunn was shot and killed in an ambush situation while walking his downtown beat.

   While checking on a business, a man rounded the corner into the parking lot and for no apparent reason shot Patrolman Dunn four times in the chest. A massive manhunt led into Chicago where the suspect was apprehended after a sharp-eyed clerk identified a roomer who had been living at a Hammond hotel until the day Patrolman Dunn was shot.