Patrolman James Alfano, Jr.

Patrolman James Alfano, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 16, 1970

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James Alfano, Jr.

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.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 4707
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, August 14, 1970
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

gang member, sniper

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Happy 80th Birthday in Heaven to my Dad!!! We will celebrate Mom's 80th tomorrow.....I know that if you were here John and I along with Dave, Natalie and the whole family (including your 7 wonderful grandchildren Brittany, John, Alyssa, Courtney, Brianna, Jake & Zack and 2 precious great grandchildren Brody & Kennedy) would have thrown the biggest most wonderful party for the two of you to celebrate such a momentous occasion!!! I type this with tears running down my face and with a sad heart. I can't pick up the phone to wish you a Happy Birthday, but in my heart I know that you heard me when I looked up to the Heavens this morning and wished you a Happy 80th Birthday Dad!!!!! Missing you, thinking of you and loving you forever....

Jacqueline Alfano Stone

June 29, 2020

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