Patrolman Albert Race

Patrolman Albert Race

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, October 4, 1878

Albert Race

Officer Albert Race was shot and killed in front of Frieberg's Pawnshop, located at 494 State Street.

Officer Race observed a horse-drawn wagon filled with expensive merchandise. Two suspicious men sat in the wagon. When Officer Race approached the men in order to question them, one of the men produced a revolver and fired one shot. Officer Race was struck and died shortly afterward.

His killer was arrested and sentenced to death by hanging. A new trial was granted and the offender was acquitted.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Acquitted

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Officer Race's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-6-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 6, 2018

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