By Joel Hood
CHICAGO — Frank Russo was known for two things around the Schaumburg Police Department: A big personality and a youthful eagerness for his job.
Russo, a 19-year veteran of the Schaumburg force, was working on his day off early Saturday morning at the John Barleycorn nightclub on American Lane. When two men fled the club after a disturbance, Russo and another uniformed officer pursued them in their squad car and arrested them a half-mile away on East Golf Road. But in the ensuing struggle, Russo collapsed and later was pronounced dead at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.
Ill. officer collapses, dies during struggle