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Patrolman Robert L. Gallowitch | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Robert L. Gallowitch

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 24, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 15442

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Robert L. Gallowitch was shot and fatally wounded while responding to a robbery call at a jewelry store. Upon arrival, Officer Gallowitch discovered three gunmen disguised as telephone repairmen. The offenders kidnapped a telephone truck driver and were using the stolen truck when robbing a jewelry store.

As Officer Gallowitch confronted the three offenders in the alley, the gunmen began shooting. Officer Gallowitch sustained fatal gunshot wounds during the encounter.

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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
Texas
May 25, 2015

 

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