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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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I was remembering when I was nine and we heard on the car radio that officer James Alfano had been shot. He was my aunt Grace's brother. We were all in shock. I remember uncle Chico was a strong and loving kind of person who was caring and happy, especially around the holidays. I never knew the circumstances of his death until I read these websites. I am sad that he was never able to see his kids grow up, but I am proud of my family who have kept the memory of this warm and wonderful person alive.

Dale Markus
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January 9, 2017

 

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