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Patrolman James Alfano, Jr. | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

James Alfano, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, August 16, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 4707

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/14/1970

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman James Alfano was shot and killed while investigating a report of a gang fight that was about to take place.

He was driving through an alley, between 66th Place and 67th Street near Stony Island Avenue, but was blocked by an obstruction in the roadway. As his vehicle was stopped a sniper opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. Two suspects were later taken into custody.

Patrolman Alfano was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Chicago Police Department for nine years and was assigned to the Gang Investigation Section. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Dad....it seems like each year this day comes quicker and quicker...it is yet another sad day for our family, the anniversary of your death. When August comes around I start thinking about this day, but then again there isn't a day that I don't think about you. 47 years have passed since that tragic day and with it all the things we have missed out by not having you in our lives. I often wonder if the person responsible ever thought to himself what shooting you would do to all the people who loved you and depended on you. Your son John, who was not quite 3 years old, your 6 month old baby girl, your loving wife and countless extended family left behind who still grieve your death. All of us left with a hole in our hearts that can never be filled. You are never forgotten Dad....never. I love you and I desperately miss you.....always.

Jacqueline Alfano Stone
Daughter
August 16, 2017

 

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