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Patrolman Robert F. Wenzel | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Robert F. Wenzel

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, January 19, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 7495

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Died in prison

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Patrolman Robert F. Wenzel was shot and killed during a traffic stop. At some point during the traffic stop, the motorist drew a revolver and fired two shots.

Patrolman Wenzel, though wounded, was able to return fire, striking the subject multiple times. The dedicated officer died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

The killer was found guilty of Patroman Wenzel's murder and sentenced to 75 to 150 years in prison. He died in prison June 26, 2011.

Patrolman Wenzel served with the agency for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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I will always remember the days we worked together at the malt house ,and how much you wanted to be a police officer. you were always a class act and will never be forgotten. Richard a kretzschmar

April 28, 2014


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