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