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Sergeant Martin J. Corcoran | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Martin J. Corcoran

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, August 13, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4259

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Executed in 1919

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Sergeant Martin Corcoran wash shot and killed as he questioned two burglars at Waveland Avenue and Broadway.

He had observed two burglars waiting for a streetcar carrying a basket containing jewelry and other stolen items. When Sergeant Corcoran questioned the men, one burglar pulled out a revolver and fired. Sergeant Corcoran was fatally wounded in the exchange.

Sergeant Corcoran's killer was convicted of murder and hanged on February 28th, 1919.

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Sgt. Corcaran,
On today, the 100th 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.


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August 13, 2017


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