P.O. Louis F. Furst #6347


Name: Furst, Louis F.
Star: 6347
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Wabsh Avenue Station
End of Watch: 22 September 1934
Incident Details: Police Officer Louis Furst, 44, was assigned to the Wabash Avenue Station. On September 22, 1934, Officer Furst responded to a robbery-in-progress. The officers trapped James Franklin inside of a building located on the 5500 block of South Grove Avenue. Franklin opened fire on both officers fatally wounding them.

James Franklin, 21, was murdered a week later by another criminal.

Officer Furst was laid to rest in Carbondale, IL. He is survived by his wife and three children.