Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/17/2013 2:04 PM

Schaumburg to name street after fallen officer

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Frank Russo

      Frank Russo

  • A plaque honoring Frank Russo, who died in 2008, was unveiled the following year.

      A plaque honoring Frank Russo, who died in 2008, was unveiled the following year.
    Daily Herald File Photo

 
 

Schaumburg officials will name a street on the north side of the village in honor of Frank Russo, the first village police officer to die in the line of duty.

Schaumburg trustees meeting as a committee of the whole this week endorsed the plan to assign an honorary designation to Hammond Drive, located in a part of town Russo once patrolled.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The measure is expected to be formally approved by the village board next week.

Mayor Al Larson said the suggestion of naming a street after Russo first came from the police department.

"He was well-respected and this is a fitting recognition," Larson said.

No date has been set for the formal installation of a new honorary street sign, but Larson said he expects it will take place with a ceremony attended by Russo's family, his former police colleagues and other village officials.

Russo, a 19-year veteran of the village's police force, died in November 2008 after suffering a heart attack while chasing and struggling with a man who had been kicked out of a bar. He was 47 years old.

Fellow officers at the time described Russo as a well-liked street officer known for his work ethic and sense of humor. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here