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Detective Jerome A. Stubig | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Jerome A. Stubig

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, April 14, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # 9127

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .32 caliber carbine

Offender: Sentenced to Menard

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Detective Jerome A. Stubig and Sergeant James Schaffer were killed near the beginning of a rampage by a berserk gunman.

Detective Stubig and Sergeant Schaffer were the first to arrive at the scene where two fellow officers had been shot. Six policemen and two civilians were also injured in the six hour gun battle between a former marine, and hundreds of heavily armed police at 9521 S. Exchange.

The explosion from a bomb thrown at the two officers by the shooter, first injured both men. As they laid injured, the gunman emptied his carbine into both men, killing them.

The incident began when two detectives knocked on the man’s door and announced they were police officers. He answered their knock with gunfire.

The assailant surrendered to Police Superintendent James Rochford at 9:00 p.m. that evening.

Detective Stubig was a signal lineman in the Army during the Korean War; He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters.

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Sergeant James R. Schaffer
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Monday, April 14, 1969
Cause: Gunfire

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Det. Stubig,
On today, the 47th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 14, 2017


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