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Park Police Officer Richard E. Pegue | Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois

Park Police Officer

Richard E. Pegue

Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 3, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # 371

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Park Police Officer Richard E. Pegue was shot and killed with his own service weapon as he attempted to arrest a rapist.

Officer Pegue arrested a rapist and a woman who was attempting to obstruct the arrest. As Officer Pegue transported the prisoners to the police station, the female prisoner hit him with a bottle. At this point, the male prisoner gained possession of the Officer Pegue's revolver and shot him.

Officer Pegue is survived by his wife and son. He was a veteran of WWII.

The Chicago Park District Police in the City of Chicago was disbanded in 1957. Remaining officers were transferred to the Chicago Police Department through an intergovernmental agreement. Fallen officers are currently honored on the memorial wall of the Chicago Police Department as Chicago Police Officers.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
July 4, 2015


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