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The Officer Down Memorial Page Remembers . . .
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[/TD][TD]Police Officer Frank Russo
Schaumburg Police Department
Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, November 1, 2008
Biographical Info
Age: 47
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Saturday, November 1, 2008
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Not available
Officer Frank Russo suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suspect following a foot pursuit. He and another officer work an off duty assignment and were attempting to arrest a man who was causing a disturbance at a local club.

The suspect and a friend fled the scene, and were pursued by the officers for approximately one block. As they began to struggle with the man Officer Russo collapsed.

His partner immediately called for assistance. Officer Russo was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officer Russo had served with the agency for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Agency Contact Information
Schaumburg Police Department
1000 W Schaumburg Road
Schaumbrg, IL 60193

Phone: (847) 882-3586

Please contact the Schaumburg Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.
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