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Patrolman Charles W. Pollard | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Charles W. Pollard

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, December 14, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 5540

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 100 years

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Patrolman Charles Pollard was found fatally shot behind an apartment building at 4038 W. 21st Street. Officer Pollard’s wallet was located nearby, empty of its contents. His service revolver and police identification were missing.

Officer Pollard's killer was arrested and convicted of murder and armed robbery. He was sentenced to 100 years in prison. A second offender was found guilty of a lesser charge and sentenced to prison.

Officer Pollard had served with the Chicago Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Marquette District. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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DEAR POLLARD FAMILY,
WE WERE SUCCESSFUL IN KEEPING THE PIECE OF GARBAGE IN JAIL DURING A TRIP TO SPRINGFIELD FOR THE PAROLE HEARING THIS JAN. I HOPE THIS CAN BRING YOU SOME COMFORT BUT I KNOW THE PAIN OF LOSING YOUR FATHER IS A HEAVY CROSS TO BEAR. IT IS MY OPINION THAT OFFICER POLLARD WAS WITH US IN SPIRIT TO HELP FIGHT
HIS KILLERS RELEASE. GOD BLESS YOU AND IF YOU SHOULD EVER NEED ANYTHING PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT THE 012TH DISTRICT.

P.O. T KUCHARSKI @# 11902
CHICAGO POLICE DEPT
February 4, 2013

 

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