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|District / Unit:||Summerdale Station|
|End of Watch:||30 April 1933|
|Incident Details:||Police Officer Stanley Lutke was assigned to the Summerdale Station.
On April 30, 1933, Officer Lutke attempted to foil a robbery in progress at a store in the 5000 block of North Broadway Street. Officer Lutke waited outside for the offender to exit, unaware that there was a second armed robber inside. The officer was in pursuit of the first offender when the second offender fatally wounded him. Officer Lutke succumbed to his injuries at Edgewater Hospital.
Police Officer Stanley Lutke’s funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Grace Church and he was laid to rest in St. Adalbert’s Cmetery. He was survived by his wife, Estelle; and children, Bernice, Loretta, Dolores, and James.