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Patrolman Harry Gaster | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Harry Gaster

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, August 10, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4913

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Killed

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Patrolman Harry Gaster was working a second job as a security guard when he noticed suspicious activity under an elevated train platform. When Officer Gaster investigated, he discovered two youths breaking into an automobile. As Officer Gaster confronted the offenders, one of them fired a gunshot, fatally striking Officer Gaster.

Both boys were struck and killed by automobiles whose drivers ran them down.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Gaster, thank you for your bravery and valor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
August 4, 2014

 

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