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Patrolman John J. Sweeney | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


John J. Sweeney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, July 7, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 411

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman John J. Sweeney of the Racine Avenue Station was found dead in an alley between Noble and Ross, just off Chicago Avenue, with a bullet through the heart.

Policemen were sent to the area to investigate burglaries and heard a succession of shots. They immediately found Officer Sweeney but no suspects. The suspect was later caught and convicted. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison and died while still incarcerated in 1957.

Officer Sweeney was married and the father of three sons and a daughter. He was a 10 year veteran of the department.

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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
July 15, 2015


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