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Police Officer Patrick J. Crowley | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Patrick J. Crowley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, September 13, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3614

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Patrick J. Crowley was shot and killed when he and other officers conducted a narcotics raid on a residence. As Officer Crowley reached the porch and announced that he was a police officer, an armed assailant fired and mortally wounded Officer Crowley.

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In 1975 Pat was one of the founders of the Emerald Society of Illinois. I was privileged to be chosen as the attorney to incorporate the society. Fortunately, I got to know Pat fairly well during the year or so before his murder by a drug dealer. Pat was the consummate police officer who was highly respected by other members of the CPD. He was also a kind and generous gentleman who gave of his time to charitable causes. I and several others were at an Emerald Society meeting and were planning to meet Pat on 9/13/76 when we got the news that he was shot by a drug dealer. I'll never forget the shock, horror and sorrow of everyone of the 100 plus officers in the room.
Today I was walking near the police memorial and stopped to see your name and say a prayer. Can't believe it has been 40 years, Pat. We will all get together at sundown. Know that you will never be forgotten.

Daniel F. Gallagher
Attorney for Emerald Society
August 5, 2016

 

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