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Police Officer Gerald Leo Wright | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Gerald Leo Wright

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, August 7, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 3845

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Tech-9

Offender: Arrested and charged

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Police Officer Gerald L. Wright was shot and killed on his way home from his shift.

At about 11:30 p.m., at 934 West 79th Street, Officer Wright stopped into a store to visit the owners. When he went out to talk to a man standing outside the store, shots rang out from across the street in front of Campbell's Hoagie Shop at 942 W. 79th Street.

Officer Wright was shot in the back. He was transported to Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died during surgery at 3:18 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officer Wright had served with the Chicago Police Department for 20 years and is survived by his son and two daughters.

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Dad, we are starting the month of May once again honoring the officers that have lost their life along with you. I pray every day that these families find peace in their hearts that are broken. I pray every day that her own family will eventually find peace and comfort, I know you're in heaven looking down on us and I know that you may be disappointed and some of us, but I will I will myself continue to carry-on the family values morals and ethics that you taught me as a young child. I love you and I miss you and I know I will see you one day.

Your loving daughter Sandy Ann
April 28, 2016


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