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- Mar. 09, 1960 -
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Chicago Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Mar. 09, 1960
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 33 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Chicago Police Dept. - IL
3510 South Michigan Avenue   
Chicago, IL   60653   USA
(312)744-4000
County: Cook
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 5 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Wed. Mar. 09, 1960
Summary: Patrolman Dennis Laughlin suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with an armed robbery suspect.

He and several other officers had been working a plainclothes detail at the end of an investigation that targeted five armed robbery suspects. The officers had arrested four of the suspects and were attempting to arrest the fifth suspect. As the officers broke through the man's door he reached for a gun and Patrolman Laughlin tackled him.

After subduing the man Patrolman Laughlin collapsed.

Patrolman Laughlin had served with the Chicago Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

In 1939, Patrolman Laughlin's father, Patrolman Emmett Laughlin, was also killed in the line of duty while serving with the Chicago Police Department.

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