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Patrolman Edward M. O'Donnell | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Edward M. O'Donnell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 9, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3363

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 145 years

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Officer Edward O'Donnell was shot and killed as he attempted to place an armed robber under arrest.

Officer O'Donnell was providing security to a businesswoman transporting cash and checks from a bakery to a bank. While enroute, they were accosted by two armed robbers. When Officer O'Donnell attempted to arrest one offender, the second fired a fatal shot.

Both suspects were apprehended minutes later by a civilian. Both were convicted of Offficer O'Donnell's murder and sentenced to 145 years in prison.

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Patrolman O'Donnell,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
June 9, 2017


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