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 John Francis Toolen, Sergeant

John Francis Toolen

Tuesday, October 19, 1915




Toolen, J.F.

Rank: Sergeant

Serial Number: Unknown

Division: Unknown



Location: 4947 Marmion Way

Date Killed: Tuesday, October 19, 1915

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect



Bio: Sergeant Toolen was shot and killed while
he and another officer were attempting to arrest an auto theft
suspect. They had received information about the suspect's
location and then went to the man's home to arrest him. As the
officers spoke with the suspect's mother the man came down the
stairs and opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding Sergeant
Toolen. The suspect fled but was apprehended a few days later.



Sergeant Toolen had been with the Department for nine
years.


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