P.O. Alfred M. Stokke #2571

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Name: Stokke, Alfred M.
Star: 2571
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Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Town Hall Station
End of Watch: 24 January 1935
Incident Details: Police Officer Alfred Stokke, 38, was a 17-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Town Hall Station.

On January 24, 1935, Officer Stokke was on assignment to guard a store located on the 4400 block of Broadway Avenue. The Chicago Police Department had received a tip that an armed robbery was going to take place there. Three armed men, Eugene Wrobleski, 21, Alex Goralski, 23, and Anthony Adams, 24, entered the tire store and a gun battle ensued between them and police. Officer Stokke was able to fatally wound one of the offenders. Tragically, he was also shot. Officer Stokke was transported to Lake View Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Eugene Wrobleski, Alex Goralski, and Anthony Adams were sentenced to serve 75 years in prison.

Officer Stokke was laid to rest in Rosehill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, and children, Ernestine and Frank.