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Patrolman John L. Conley | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

John L. Conley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, May 31, 1929

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Patrolman John Conley and Patrolman Herbert Hagberg were shot and killed when they responded to a disturbance call of an intoxicated man armed with a shotgun. The offender had shot his wife and killed another citizen.

When the officers confronted the gunman, he opened fire, killing Patrolman Conley and Patrolman Hagberg. A third officer was wounded in the shooting.

The suspect fled to a nearby railroad yard where he committed suicide by jumping into the path of a train.

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Patrolman Herbert N. Hagberg
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Friday, May 31, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

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Time does not diminish the sacrifice made by these two officers. Thank-you for helping us to honor their memories & commitment to their community.

OREGON EMT-I
North Lake County EMS
May 31, 2015

 

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