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Detective Sergeant John L. Bialk | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Sergeant

John L. Bialk

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, September 21, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # 474

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/18/1916

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Sergeant John Bialk responded to a domestic dispute call. As he entered the home, Sergeant Bialk confronted the estranged husband. At this time, the husband shot his own wife as well as Sergeant Bialk when he attempted to intervene.

Although wounded, Sergeant Bialk was able to detain his assailant until fellow officers arrived. He succumbed to his injuries three days later.

The suspect was charged in Sergeant Bialk's death as intentional manslaughter but was was acquitted January 9, 1917.

Sergeant Bialk served in the 40th precinct and was survived by his wife and five children.

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Rest in Peace, Detective Sergeant Bialk. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 30, 2012

 

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