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Sergeant Gerald E. Doll | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Gerald E. Doll

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 29, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 477

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Gerald E. Doll was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

Sergeant Doll spotted a station wagon speeding north on Cicero Avenue and pursued the vehicle where it stopped at the corner of Shakespeare Avenue. As Sergeant Doll approached, the driver produced a sawed off-shotgun and fired at point blank range Sergeant Doll was fatally wounded in the attack. The gunman and his female companion then fled into an alley. Patrolman William Redden, who had joined the auto chase, followed the two shooting as he ran. He then returned to help Sergeant Doll.

The woman was found by police minutes later in a garage, seriously wounded. The man was discovered early the next morning in a gangway, dead from gunshot wounds.

Sergeant Doll had served with the agency for 11 years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his expectant wife and four children.

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Sgt. Doll,
On today, the 48th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
March 29, 2015


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