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Patrolman Dennis Fitzgerald | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Dennis Fitzgerald

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 20, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 786

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/26/1903

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Executed

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Patrolman Dennis Fitzgerald observed two men creating a disturbance in the street. As Officer Fitzgerald confronted the offenders, they turned on the officer and began attacking him.

Officer Fitzgerald died of his injuries four months later.

Both suspects were arrested. One suspect was executed and the other received 14 years in prison.

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Rest in peace Denny, I too am a Dennis Fitzgerald in the next century doing the job. See you in heaven bud.

Lieutenant
Bridgeton MO
February 13, 2013

 

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