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Detective William E. Goles | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


William E. Goles

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, January 19, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 4576

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Detective William Goles was accidentally shot and killed by his partner as they searched a darkened brewery for a burglary suspect.

Detective Goles had served with the Chicago Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Det. Goles,
On today, the 69th 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
January 19, 2016


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