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

Patrolman

Patrick Duffy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, May 1, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1190

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Patrick Duffy was shot and killed as he attempted to make an arrest.

Officer Duffy observed a wanted offender standing in front of a church. As he attempted to arrest the subject, Officer Duffy was attacked by a second man. As he turned to face his assailant, the first offender pulled out a gun and fired, fatally wounding Officer Duffy.

The second man was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 14 years. He always contended he was not the shooter. In 1909 he was released from prison when authorities discovered Officer Duffy's real killer was in San Quentin Prison in California. After serving a sentence for forgery he was released a year later and returned to Chicago. He was convicted of Officer Duffy's murder and sentenced to prison.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored on this 110th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 25, 2012

 

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