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:
Killed by police
Burial Place:
Holy Cross Cemetery,
Calumet City, Illinois

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   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 tavern next door and collapsed.

   He was initially taken to a doctor's office nearby, then to his home where he died from his wound about an hour later.

   Patrolman Paul Budich, who was hired as the replacement for Patrolman Manka, was killed in the line of duty less than a quarter-mile away nearly 10 years later.

   Patrolman Manka was survived by his wife, 2-year-old son, 8-month-old daughter and mother.

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