Officer August Dickman

Officer August Dickman – Novemeber 27, 1913

Kankakee Police Department



Officer August Dickman was assigned to the night shift and was near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Court Street when he was alerted to a disturbance. Five men were surrounding Archie Hutchins, who was armed with a pistol. Hitchins fired two rounds in the air. As Officer Dickman made his way across the street Hutchins ran to the corner and swung around a telephone pole and fired another shot. That shot struck Officer Dickman in the chest, killing him.