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Patrolman Peter Mellody | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Peter Mellody

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, November 27, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: No charges filed

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Patrolman Mellody was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of a burglar alarm coming from a building. Patrolman Mellody, who was returning home after his shift, entered the building and encountered a private watchman. The two mistook each other for a burglar and Patrolman Mellody struck the watchman with his club. The watchman then fired two shots, fatally wounding Patrolman Mellody.

The watchman was cleared of all charges in connection with Patrolman Mellody's death.

Patrolman Mellody had served with the Chicago Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Patrolman Mellody,
On today, the 91st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
November 27, 2015


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