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Patrolman William J. Rosenstreter | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


William J. Rosenstreter

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, November 6, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3980

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Officer William Rosenstreter was shot and killed as he attempted to make an arrest.

Officer Rosenstreter, while investigating a disturbance at a drinking establishment, observed an intoxicated man smashing a glass door and attempting to enter. As Officer Rosenstreter detained him, the offender turned around, placed a revolver to the officer's neck and fired. Officer Rosenstreter died shortly after as a result of his injuries.

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Patrolman Rosenstreter,,
Sir, it has been over 99 years since your End of Wàtch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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November 9, 2013


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