Detective Ben Johnston
and Detective Sylvester Cormack were shot Sept. 12, 1946, while
arresting two men who were suspects in the death of Officer Jerry
They approached the suspect vehicle at 1500 S. Frisco
The suspects exited the vehicle and began firing. Detective Cormack
was killed and Detective Johnston wounded. Johnston died
January 3, 1947 from his wounds.
A 17 year old suspect was wounded and captured at the scene.
The other suspect was later arrested in Idaho.