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Patrolman Thomas E. Tighe | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Thomas E. Tighe

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, March 11, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 2700

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/10/1911

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: 30 year sentence in Joliet Penitentiary

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Officher Thomas E. Tighe of the 24th Precinct was fatally shot at 2:35 a.m. while making an arrest at Hastings and Leavitt Streets.

While on patrol, Officer Tighe located a known offender. While making the arrest, Officer Tighe was attacked by a group of the offender's friends. During the struggle, a gunshot was fired, striking Officer Tighe and resulting from a critical wound. One month later, Officer Tighe died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

On July 15, 1911, Patrolman Tighe's killer was sentenced to 30 years in the Joliet Penitentiary.

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

Officer 11169
April 30, 2012

 

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