Officer Herman Stallworth

May 23, 1967

Written by 100Clubillinois

Officer Herman Stallworth died after being shot during a traffic stop. His partner was wounded in the incident.

He and his partner stopped a vehicle at Cottage Grove Avenue and Marquette Road for a traffic offense. There were two occupants and neither had identification. As his partner radioed in the license number, he questioned the occupants. The driver opened fire, striking Patrolman Stallworth in the chest. 

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