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Sergeant Richard Davenport, Jr. | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant

Richard Davenport, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, August 4, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2280

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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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.

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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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