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Patrolman Edward J. Wallner | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Edward J. Wallner

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, January 5, 1899

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1533

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to Joliet Penitentiary

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Officer Edward Wallner was fatally shot at 21st and Lincoln Streets while chasing five young men, whom he caught in the act of robbing a dry goods store. All five suspects were apprehended.

One of the suspects was convicted of Officer Wallner's murder and sentenced to life in Joliet Penitentiary on June 24, 1899. Two were sentenced to 25 years, and one was sentenced to 14 years. The 5th suspect was acquitted.

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Patrolman Wallner,
On today the 118th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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January 5, 2017


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