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Patrolman Gilbert E. Reynolds | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Gilbert E. Reynolds

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 5, 1877

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Age: Not available

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman Gilbert Reynolds was accidentally shot and killed while he and another officer were cleaning equipment in the Madison Street Station prior to the beginning of their shift.

The service revolver of the other officer in the room fell from his overcoat pocket and struck the floor. Upon striking the floo,r the pistol discharged and the round struck Patrolman Reynolds in the abdomen.

A doctor was summoned to the police station and attended to Patrolman Reynolds until he succumbed to the wound 4 hours later.

Patrolman Reynolds had served with the Chicago Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Patrolman Reynolds,
On today, the 139th 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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December 5, 2016


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