Sergeant Richard Davenport, Jr.

Sergeant Richard Davenport, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 4, 1986

Richard Davenport, Jr.

Sergeant Richard Davenport was alerted to an attempted auto theft and responded immediately. Sergeant Davenport confronted the five offenders and attempted to place them under arrest. One of the offenders resisted, drew a revolver and fired. Sergeant Davenport was shot and killed.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2280

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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I didn't know you personally, but I see that today is the anniversary of your passing. You died being a symbol of the law, with courage and a sense of devotion to doing your duty. I'm just John Q. Public, who has respect for the law. I hope you're guarding your loved ones from Heaven, as you guarded the citizens of Chicago from the criminal element.

Eric A. Hoffmann
A citizen

August 4, 2015

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