Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
Patrolman Jack Wright was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects near the intersection of Hammond Avenue and Park Place Avenue while off duty.
He had just finished his shift and was still wearing his uniform, covered by a wind-breaker, and was picking his fiancee up at a convenience store. While inside, shortly after midnight, two suspects attempted to enter the store but began to flee when they saw Patrolman Wright.
Patrolman Wright gave chase and caught the suspects against a car. As he began to frisk the men one of them produced a .38 caliber handgun and shot him in the chest, fatally wounding him. Both suspects were apprehended and sentenced to life. They were denied parole in 2002.
Patrolman Wright had served with the agency for less than 1 year. He was survived by his son, fiancee, and his parents.