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Patrolman Herman Stallworth | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Herman Stallworth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 24, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 10965

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman Herman Stallworth died after being shot during a traffic stop. His partner was wounded in the incident.

He and his partner stopped a vehicle at Cottage Grove Avenue and Marquette Road for a traffic offense. There were two occupants and neither had identification. As his partner radioed in the license number, he questioned the occupants. The driver opened fire, striking Patrolman Stallworth in the chest. Before the second officer could exit the squad car, he was also shot but able to radio for help.

Twenty units responded to the call for assistance and the passenger was captured as he mingled with the crowd that had gathered around Officer Stallworth as he lay wounded in the street. The driver barricaded himself in an apartment in the 6400 block of South Maryland. He fired at police through the door but surrendered when he ran out of ammunition.

Patrolman Stallworth was transported to Billings Hospital where he died during surgery.

Patrolman Stallworth was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Chicago Police Department for eight years. He received two honorable mentions and three department citations during his career. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 25, 2015


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