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Patrolman Jeremiah E. O'Connell | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Jeremiah E. O'Connell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, July 30, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1977

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1929

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Patrolman Jeremiah E. O'Connell was fatally shot at 12:05 A.M. in 33d Street at alley east of LaSalle Street, while attempted to arrast a bandit who had just robbed and fatally wounded a citizen. He also wounded Patrolman Howard Doyle before he himself was wounded and captured.

He was held to the Grand Jury by a Coroner's jury on two charges of murder and indicted. On March 20, 1929 he was sentenced to death. He was executed in the electric chair on April 11, 1929.

Patrol O'Connell was assigned to the 8th District and attached to the Detective Bureau, Squad 3-C.

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Although it has been 85 years since your ultimate sacrifice please know the CPD will never forget. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago
July 30, 2013

 

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