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Probationary Patrolman William J. O'Malley | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Probationary Patrolman

William J. O'Malley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, December 30, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 7 months

Badge # 2

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer William O'Malley was shot and killed by a man who had just shot a high school girl walking home from her prom with her friends. The suspect and two other men made unwanted advances toward the girl. When she refused to have anything to do with them, the suspect shot her in the hip. Officer O'Malley and his partner, only a block away, heard the shot and intercepted the three as they ran to the scene. In an exchange of gunfire with the suspect Officer O'Malley was killed. His partner shot and killed the suspect. The suspect's two companions escaped.

Officer O'Malley was survived by his mother.

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Rest in Peace, Officer O'Malley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012


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