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Patrolman Paul Schutz | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Paul Schutz

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, October 16, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Paul Schutz was fatally shot at 2:20 a.m., dying at 6:30 a.m. the same day, on the east side of Western Avenue, at an alley north of 63rd Street.

Officer Schutz and two other officers, comprising the auto squad of the 11th District, drove up to investigate a shooting. In the process of making arrests, Officer Schutz was mortally wounded. Before he died, Schutz identified his assailant who was arrested the same day.

On December 27, 1921, the killer was held by the Coroner as accessory before the fact. A second offender was also wanted and indicted before the Grand Jury in January 1922. On March 27, 1924 the second indictment was stricken by the presiding judge. On May 9, 1924, Officer Schutz's killer was acquitted by the judge on the bench. No reason for his decision was given.

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Patrolman Shutz,
Sir, Ben though it has been 92 years since your End of Wàtch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Chicago.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
October 17, 2013

 

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