Patrolman Frederick Gall

Patrolman Frederick Gall

Springfield Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, August 27, 1885

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Frederick Gall

Patrolman Frederick Gall and Patrolman William Camp arrested a subject for drunk and disorderly at his residence on South 6th Street, between Adams Street and Monroe Street, early Sunday morning. While awaiting bail, the offender dwelled on the arrest and blamed the arresting officers for his predicament. When the subject bailed out, he made a statement that not only was he going to kill his wife, but that he also intended to take revenge upon the arresting officers.

When both officers began their foot patrol rounds at 7:00 pm, they passed in front of the offender’s residence. As the officers approached, the offender cursed them, cocked two revolvers and began firing both weapons which struck both officers. Patrolman Camp was able to return fire, killing the suspect, before he died at the scene. Patrolman Gall was transported to the hospital and succumbed to his injuries two days later.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 20

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 25, 1885
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace young man

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