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


Charles Pennell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1852

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1904

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Officer Charles Pennell and his partner, Officer Timothy Devine and were ambushed by gunfire when they were following two burglary suspects. Officer Devine returned fire, wounding one of the fleeing assailants.

There were six arrests after the murders. Another assailant who escaped was arrested after murdering Constable Henry F. Bierer in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on July 10, 1903. That killer confessed to the murder of Officer Pennell and Officer Devine before being hung in Pennsylvania on February 11, 1904.

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End of Watch: Friday, July 10, 1903
Cause: Gunfire

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Patrolman Pennell,
On today, the 115th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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