Detective Sylvester Cormack
and Detective Ben Johnston 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.