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Patrolman Charles Paldina | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Charles Paldina

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, January 20, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 493

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Paldina was shot and killed while making an arrest.

He entered a drinking establishment at 901 South Desplaines Street to apprehend a wanted felon. As he made the arrest, the offender produced a revolver and began firing, in his attempt to flee. Patrolman Paldina was seriously wounded, but continued to pursue the gunman and emptied his revolver. The suspect was found nearby with five bullet wounds in his back.

Patrolman Paldina and the suspect succumbed to their injuries while en route to the hospital.

Patrolman Paldina had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Paldina. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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