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Patrolman Clarence E. Wright | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Clarence E. Wright

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 29, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 6 months

Badge # 255

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Clarence Wright was shot and killed while investigating an assault.

He had gone to the apartment of an offender who had viciously attacked another citizen. When he knocked on the apartment door, it was opened slightly by a woman. Before the officer spoke a word, the offender placed his gun over the woman's shoulder and fired.

Patrolman Wright fell backwards and died instantly. The suspect shot and wounded another officer as he made his escape. Two hours later the suspect was found by officers on Kinzie Street hiding in a chicken coop. He resisted arrest and was shot several times and killed.

Patrolman Wright had served with the Chicago Police Department for six months. He was survived by his mother, brother, and sister.

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

Officer 11169
April 30, 2012


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