Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 2/13/1914
Weapon: Handgun; .41 caliber
Offender: Shot and killed
Patrolman Gus Chitwood was shot and killed while investigating gunfire in an alley.
While shining his flashlight in the alley a shot rang out, striking him. A suspect was apprehended and taken to detectives office. While in custody he confessed to the murder of Patrolman William Paschall two months earlier.
After the confession he attempted to grab an officer's handgun and was shot and killed by other officers.
Patrolman Chitwood was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patrolman William Paschall