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Patrolman John J. Byrnes | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


John J. Byrnes

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, September 30, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4730

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/26/1926

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: In custody

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Patrolman John J. Byrnes, of the 11th District, was fatally shot at 8:00 p.m. on September 26, 1926, dying four days later.

Patrolman Byrnes and his partner went to investigate a burglary complaint. The officers exchanged fire with two unknown men who made their escape.

On November 6, 1926, two men were interviewed and named Patrolman Byrnes' killer who was in jail at Rochester, New York at which time he confessed.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 91st anniversary of your EOW. You are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 30, 2017


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