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Patrolman William George Gagler | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


William George Gagler

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, June 19, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1634

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/18/1932

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman William G. Gagler was fatally shot as he and two other officers served a larceny warrant. The officers located the suspect in front of his apartment building and read the warrant to him. The man then asked to go inside to obtain a coat. The request was granted and Patrolman Gagler accompanied him to his apartment.

The suspect put on his coat and Patrolman Gagler began to follow him into the hallway when the suspect suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire. Patrolman Gagler was struck in the abdomen, leg, and twice in the arm. Although seriously wounded, he was able to return fire and struck the suspect in the abdomen four times.

Patrolman Gagler was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died of his wounds the following day. The suspect took himself to another hospital where he also died of his wounds.

Patrolman Gagler is survived by his wife and four children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 19, 2015


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