Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 2911
Incident Date: 6/13/1925
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: One shot and killed; two apprehended
Patrolmen Harold Olsen and Charles Walsh were shot and killed while chasing three mobsters who had just attempted to assassinate one of their rivals. The car carrying the assailants crashed. As the three men exited the car, they opened fire on the officers.
Patrolmen Olsen and Walsh were fatally wounded and a third patrolman was seriously wounded. A fourth officer returned fire, killing one of the killers. The officer also chased and apprehended the remaining two gunmen.
The two gunmen were acquitted by a jury but later murdered by Al Capone in 1929. The two men were hitmen for Al Capone when they murdered Patrolmen Olsen and Walsh.