Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 4 years, 4 months, 20 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 25, 42nd Precinct - Town Hall

District of Incident (Present Day): District of Incident Unknown

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Aggravated Battery - Blunt Trauma

Age at Time of Death: 28


Date of Birth: 23 Jul 1886

Date of Appointment: 07 Jan 1911

Date of Incident: District of Incident Unknown

End of Watch: 27 May 1915

Date of Interment: 30 May 1915


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Forest Home Cemetery - Forest Park, Illinois
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed



 Military Service: No Military Record Found


Incident & Biographic Details

Patrolman Henry Frank Rauscher, Star #2673, aged 28 years, was a 4 year, 4 month, 20 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to District 25, 42nd Precinct – Town Hall.

On May 26, 1915 at 1:45 a.m., Officer Rauscher, while in the discharge of his duties, was involved in an incident which he sustained a skull fracture. Officer Rauscher died the following day on May 27, 1915. Further details are unavailable, but Officer Rauscher is listed in the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago as dying in the discharge of his duties.

Officer Rauscher was waked at his residence located at 4427 North Kenneth Avenue. His funeral mass was held at Forest Home Cemetery. He was laid to rest on May 30, 1915 in Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois.

Patrolman Henry Frank Rauscher, born July 23, 1886, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 7, 1911.

Officer Rauscher was survived by his wife, Florence (nee Brady); parents: Joseph and Margaret (nee Peterson) and siblings: Alma M., Marvin and Mrs. Sophie C. Schaffer.

Chicago Police Historical Homicide Database case not found for this incident.