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Patrolman Michael A. O'Rourke | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Michael A. O'Rourke

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, October 24, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # 426

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/22/1903

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Michael O'Rourke was shot and killed during an assault investigation.

Patrolman O'Rourke provided an escort to a citizen who was a victim of an assault. As they walked, Officer O'Rourke noticed the offender in an alley. The officer pushed the woman into a doorway and confronted the offender. The man fired a gunshot, striking Officer O'Rourke; He succumbed to his wounds two days later.

The subject who murdered Patrolman O'Rourke was acquitted.

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May he rest in peace. Thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy
October 24, 2015


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