Death Classification: Line of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 13 years, 5 months, 12 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: 36th District - Hudson
District of Incident (Present Day): 018 - Near North
Cause of Death: Aggravated Battery - Blunt Trauma
Age at Time of Death: 41
Date of Birth: 13 Jun 1892
Date of Appointment: 12 Nov 1920
Date of Incident: 15 Apr 1934
End of Watch: 24 Apr 1934
Date of Interment: 28 Apr 1934
Cemetery: All Saints Catholic Cemetery - Des Plaines, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Panel # C-5
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 13
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 2, Line 37
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 6-E: 15
Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed
Military Service: U.S. Army
Incident & Biographic Details
Patrolman Victor Herbert Sugg, Star #3701, aged 41 years, was a 13 year, 5 month, 12 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 36th District – Hudson.
On April 15, 1934, at 3:10 a.m., Officer Sugg was on patrol when he stopped to investigate three suspicious men, who were intoxicated, on the street at 2365 North Lincoln Avenue. During the investigation one of the men attacked Officer Sugg causing him to fall and strike his head against a brick wall, losing consciousness. The bandits were then able to make good there escape. Officer Sugg was found at 3:15 a.m. and was transported to Alexian Brothers Hospital located at 1200 West Belden Avenue. Doctors determined that he sustained a fractured skull from the fall. He lingered in the hospital for nine days before succumbing to his injuries on April 24, 1934. The Coroner’s Inquest returned a verdict of murder.
Officer Sugg was waked at his residence located at 6059 West Matson Avenue. His funeral mass was held at St. Tarcissus Church located at 6020 West Ardmore Avenue. He was laid to rest on April 28, 1934 in St. Boniface Cemetery, 4901 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. His grave was located in Lot 1 to 4, Block 10, Section K (Vault). On November 28, 1950, his grave was relocated to All Saints Catholic Cemetery, 700 North River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois.
Patrolman Victor Herbert Sugg, born June 13, 1892, received a Temporary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on August 8, 1919 prior to his Probationary Appointment to the Department on November 12, 1920. He earned 5 Credible Mentions and 1 Extra Compensation for Meritorious Conduct totaling $180.00 during his career.
Officer Sugg served in the U.S. Army from December 28, 1917 thru February 12, 1919 in Company A Motor Supply Train, was a veteran of World War I and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Corporal. He was survived by his wife, Lillian Florence, age 40, step-daughter, Elaine E. Nardy, age 17 and siblings: Eugenia, Florence and Herman.