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Sergeant John Chiska | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant

John Chiska

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, April 5, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 888

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1939

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Sergeant Chiska was in plainclothes when he was approached by three armed offenders who announced a robbery. Sergeant Chiska declared he was a police officer and arrested two of the offenders. The third gunman shot Sergeant Chiska. Sergeant Chiska was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Two men were found guilty of Sergeant Chiska's death. The first was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The second was sentenced to death and executed at the Cook County Jail on October 13, 1939.

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Rest in Peace, Sergeant Chiska. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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