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Patrolman Oreste Gonzalez | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Oreste Gonzalez

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, October 8, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # 6263

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Killed

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Patrolman Oreste E. Gonzalez was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a prisoner in the back seat of a moving squad car.

A taxi driver described the man who robbed him and stole his cab at 57th and Rockwell. Patrolman Gonzalez and his partner spotted the suspect three blocks from where the stolen cab was recovered and effected an arrest.

The prisoner had been searched for weapons by Patrolman Gonzalez and his partner, the driver of the squad car. Patrolman Gonzelez and the prisoner were in the back seat when the assailant pulled his weapon and exchanged gunfire.

Patrolman Gonzalez and the prisoner were pronounced dead at Michael Reese Hospital.

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Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons
October 8, 2014


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