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Patrolman Vincent Skiba | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Vincent Skiba

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, January 7, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1707

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1924

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Patrolman Vincent Skiba was shot and killed at the intersection of 79th Street and Merrill Avenue during an arrest. Officer Skiba and his partner attempted to arrest three robbery suspects. His partner was wounded by the shooting.

The three gunmen were arrested and confessed to the murder. Two of them were convicted of Patrolman Skiba's murder and were hanged on April 18, 1924.

Patrolman Skiba was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Skiba. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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