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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

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 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 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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Well, today is my 20th Birthday Papa. I just want to say with everything going on in my life, thank you for watching me every bit of the way. Thank you for not only helping me grow into more of a young woman, but more importantly a Marine. Reading these reflections about you, inspire me to strive to be half the person and Marine you were. Your legacy is still being carried, people have not forgot about you. The people in your community, your students, your friends, and your family keep it alive. Thank you for being the type of person who people admire and want to emulate. Lastly Papa, thank you for blessing me with my God Mother, Father, and HUGE shoes to fill. I love you.
Semper Fidelis

Cpl Alfano, Alyssa, C.
Granddaughter
May 6, 2017

 

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