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Patrolman Philip L. Robinson | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Philip L. Robinson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, September 5, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 777

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/31/1887

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Philip Robinson was shot and killed by a fleeing offender.

Officer Robinson was informed by two citizens that a man on the street had fired a gun at them. Officer Robinson observed the offender fleeing and immediately took up the pursuit. After ignoring an order to halt, the offender turned and fired three shots at the officer. Officer Robinson returned fire and continued the chase. The gunman fired a final shot, striking the officer. Officer Robinson died five days later.

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