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Patrolman William F. Ellfeldt | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

William F. Ellfeldt

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, May 12, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 5/8/1890

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Patrolman William Ellfeldt succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained four days earlier. He was on duty at the patrol barn when a pistol fell from his sergeant's coat pocket and discharged upon hitting the floor. The round struck Patrolman Ellfeldt in the abdomen.

The incident was ruled an accident and the sergeant was exonerated from all blame.

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Patrolman Ellfeldt,
On today, the 127th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
May 12, 2017

 

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