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Patrolman John G. Sevick | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

John G. Sevick

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, July 24, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 6576

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1934

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Patrolman John Sevick was shot and killed by a prisoner who was attempting to escape from the Cook County Courthouse, at 26th Street and California Avenue, at approximately 10:30 am.

The subject had obtained a gun smuggled to him by his sister while in a holding cell at the courthouse. After subduing the court bailiff he started making his way through a courtroom where he was confronted by Patrolman Sevick and another officer.

The prisoner and officers exchanged shots and Patrolman Sevick was killed. The suspect was wounded and arrested a short time later. He was convicted of Patrolman Sevick's murder and executed in the electric chair on April 20, 1934.

Patrolman Sevick was survived by his expectant wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 17, 2013

 

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