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Patrol Specialist Lee R. Seward | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrol Specialist

Lee R. Seward

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 30, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 15906

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed by another officer

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Officer Seward was shot and killed at 2030 hours after he and several officers responded to a domestic disturbance for the second time in one night. During the first response the man was told if the officers had to come back he was going to jail. When the officers returned the man was able to gain control of one of the officers' service weapons and opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Seward. The man was then shot and killed by another officer.

Officer Seward had served with the Chicago Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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