Officer Fred Eckles, Jr.

January 17, 1984

Written by 100Clubillinois

Police Officer Fred Eckles, Jr. was shot and killed serving a search warrant.

Officer Eckles was one of several officers assigned to execute a narcotics warrant. Officer Eckles and his partner announced their office and that they had a warrant.

There was no response and the officers forcibly entered the premises. Upon entry, a gun battle ensued with three armed offenders. Officer Eckles was shot several times during the exchange.

Officer Fred Eckles succumbed to his injuries a few hours later.

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