Patrolman Timothy T. Devine

Patrolman Timothy T. Devine

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 12, 1902

Timothy T. Devine

Officer Timothy Devine and Officer Charles Pennell were ambushed by gunfire when they were following two burglary suspects. Officer Devine returned fire, wounding one of the fleeing assailants.

Both Officer Timothy Devine and Officer Charles Pennell were mortally wounded in the attack.

There were six arrests after the murders. Another assailant who escaped was arrested after murdering Constable Henry F. Bierer in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on July 10, 1903. That killer confessed to the murder of the Chicago officers before being hung in Pennsylvania on February 11, 1904.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1814

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1904

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Patrolman Devine,
On today, the 115th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner 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 12, 2017

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