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Detective Oliver J. Singleton | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective

Oliver J. Singleton

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, November 27, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 2131

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/24/1969

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: 2 killed at scene, 2 captured

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Detective Oliver J. Singleton, who had been paralyzed following a gun battled, succumbed to his wounds 10 months later.

Detective Singleton and his partner were wounded when they and other policemen foiled a robbery on January 24, 1969, at the Bell and Howell plant in Lincolnwood.

Two of the armed robbers were killed at the scene and two were captured.

Detective Singleton testified from a stretcher on October 13th in criminal court against one of the surviving defendants. He was convicted of attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery and conspiracy.

A World War II veteran, Detective Singleton was assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Rest in Peace, Detective Singleton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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