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Patrolman Charles B. Walsh | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Charles B. Walsh

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, June 13, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 2 years, 7 months

Badge # 2811

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/13/1925

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: One shot and killed

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Patrolman Charles Walsh and Patrolman Harold Olson were shot and killed while chasing three mobsters who had just attempted to assassinate one of their rivals. The car carrying the suspects crashed in the 5900 block of South Western Avenue, and the three men exited the car and opened fire on the officers with shotguns.

Patrolman Olson and Patrolman Walsh were fatally wounded and a third patrolman was seriously wounded. The fourth officer returned fire, killing one of the suspects. The officer also chased and apprehended the remaining two suspects.

The two suspects were acquitted by a jury but later murdered by Al Capone in 1929. The two men were hitmen for Al Capone when they murdered Patrolman Olson and Patrolman Walsh. Another one of Al Capone's hitmen murdered Patrolman Charles Skalay, of the St. Joseph, Michigan, Police Department, on December 14th, 1929.

Patrolman Walsh had served with the Chicago Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the Detective Division Ford Squad 8 C. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 19, 2012

 

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