ALBERT

March 5th, 2014 by milwaukeepolice

APPOINTED: NOVEMBER 2, 1953

DECEASED: OCTOBER 29, 1975

Standing on his traffic post at N. Water Street and E. Wisconsin Avenue on October 29, 1975, Officer Albert Kohn heard the description of a Chicago man wanted for armed robbery broadcast on his radio.

Officer Kohn spotted the man and arrested him. As Officer Kohn was calling for a patrol wagon to pick up the prisoner, the man broke free and fled. Officer Kohn gave chase. A few blocks later while running up the ramp of a parking garage, Officer Kohn collapsed. Backup officers responding captured the suspect and Kohn was taken to St. Mary’s hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Kohn was 44-years-old with 22 years of service on the Milwaukee Police Department. He was survived by a wife and daughter.

 

 
 
 

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