On August 23, 1916 Officers Glenn Marshall
and Phillip V. Neff responded to a call
from a landlord who was being threatened
by a delusional tenant. By the time the
officers arrived at 3842 Prospect, the tenant - Dr. Fred
Larkin (43) - had broken through the landlord's
door and was attempting to injure him.
The officers pursued Larkin through the
building, Larkin armed and firing two
weapons until one gun was lost in the
chase. Both officers were gravely wounded,
Neff physically struggled with Larkin
until they both lost consciousness. Officer Marshall
was shot numerous times, and was pronounced dead at South Side Hospital as a result of the
gunshot injuries to the abdomen sustained in the attack. Suspect Larkin died at the scene of a gunshot wound to the chest.
An autopsy on Larkin
revealed that he had been high on a combination
of morphine, heroin, and cocaine and had a great number of puncture marks resulting from hypodermic use on his left arm at the
time of his attempted arrest.
Officer S. Glen Marshall, a Freemason, was survived by his wife.
Interred: Forest Hill Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant