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Patrolman John J. Freichel | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


John J. Freichel

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, August 23, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3710

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Patrolman John Freichel was shot and killed by an assailant he had previously arrested.

Patrolman Freichel accidentally bumped into the suspect as he entered a bar. The offender approached the officer from behind and pulled out a gun and fired. He then ran about a block away and shot himself in the head, seriously wounding himself. He died five days later.

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It was an honor to read your name among the 567 heroes of the Chicago Police Department during last night's Candlelight Vigil at Gold Star Families and Memorial Park. Your service, and your family's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Mark Hannan
September 18, 2013


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