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Patrolman Leroy Berry, Jr. | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Leroy Berry, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, October 9, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 12789

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Leroy Berry in the parking lot of St. Thaddeus Catholic Church at 9540 S. Harvard Avenue after stopping two suspicious men.

He had placed the two in the back of his patrol car and were questioning them when one of them drew a weapon and opened fire, killing him. The two then stole his service weapon and badge before fleeing the scene.

Both men were eventually arrested and charged in connection with Patrolman Berry's murder.

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AS MY BIG BROTHER YOU TAUGHT ME SO MUCH , AND I COULD NEVER THANK YOU ENOUGH. yOU STILL LIVE ON IN MY HEART AND SPIRIT .lOVE YA bUDDY.

pHILLIP bERRY
BROTHER
December 27, 2014

 

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