Patrolman Thomas E. Tighe

Patrolman Thomas E. Tighe

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, March 11, 1911

Thomas E. Tighe

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.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 2700

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, February 10, 1911
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 30 year sentence in 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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