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Patrolman William Gallagher | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

William Gallagher

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1162

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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Patrolman Jesse D. Hults
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

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Patrolman Gallagher,
On today, the 88th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 26, 2017

 

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