Patrolman William Gallagher

Patrolman William Gallagher

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 26, 1929

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William Gallagher

Patrolman William Gallagher and his partner, Patrolman Jesse Hults, died as a result of gunshot wounds they received while investigating a kidnapping. During the course of their investigation, the officers relocated to a hallway outside an apartment on the city's south side. When they demanded entry, they were met with a burst of gunfire

One of the gunmen was shot and killed. Five others were taken into custody at the scene.

Patrolman William Gallagher is survived by his wife, daughter and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1162

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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You were my grandmother's brother and she spoke of you often. I visited Christ the King Parish Church in Knockmore, County Mayo, Ireland and saw the stained glass window dedicated to you. It is a beautiful tribute to your memory.

Robert Hamilton

November 25, 2017

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