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Patrolman Bernard Poe | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Bernard Poe

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, November 8, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 6509

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Bernie Poe was shot and killed as he rushed to assist a fellow officer.

He was walking his beat when he saw another officer struggling with a forgery suspect in front of 3140 West Roosevelt Road. The suspect shot Patrolman Poe in the chest with the other officer's service revolver, that he had gained control of, as he ran to help his fellow officer. The suspect then shot the other officer in the arm before fleeing. The suspect was arrested two days later while hitch-hiking near Baldwin, Michigan.

Patrolman Poe was with the Chicago Police Department for just over one year. He was assigned to the Marquette Station at 2259 S. Damen.

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

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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