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Sergeant Thomas J. Egan | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Thomas J. Egan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, August 25, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 917

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/20/1921

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sgt. Thomas J. Egan was fatally shot at 11:10 p.m. on August 20, 1921, dying August 25, 1921.

Sgt. Egan was stationed in front of the home of Police Superintendent Charles Fitzmorris at 1704 East 56th Street. He was approached by an armed offender who announced a robbery. In the ensuing gun battle, Sgt. Egan sustained a serious wound and died five days later.

Sergeant Egan was able to shoot his assailant who died the following day.

Sergeant Egan was assigned to the 5th Precinct and had just been promoted just prior to his death.

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This was my grandfather,who I never knew. His passing left my father (3) and my aunt (1) and my grandmother. He truly has been a hero figure to me for as long as I can remember.

Suzanne Egan
August 24, 2013


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