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Patrolman John Powell | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


John Powell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 6, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1168

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman John Powell and Officer Henry McDowell were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in Garfield Park.

Officer Powell, while conducting a raid on an illegal racetrack, pursued a racehorse owner who was brandishing a gun while attempting to escape. He was shot twice while apprehending the assailant. The same gunman also killed a second officer, Henry McDowell.

The officers' killer was also shot and killed.

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Patrolman Henry McDowell
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 7, 1892
Cause: Gunfire

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Patrolman Powell,
On today, the 124th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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