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Patrolman Michael Duffy | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Michael Duffy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, November 30, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # 141

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Michael Duffy responded to a call of an intoxicated patron displaying a pistol inside a drinking establishment.

Upon arrival, Patrolman Duffy confronted the gunman and attempted to place him under arrest. The gunman fired one shot at the officer, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled in May of 1950. Eight months later he was returned to Joliet Penitentiary after being arrested in Denver, Colorado, for robbing a grocery store.

Patrolman Duffy was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Duffy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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