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Patrolman Leo Grant | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Leo Grant

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, March 12, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3751

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Leo Grant was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three convicted murderers who had escaped from the Will County Jail in Joliet.

The three convicts forced a cab driver to drive them to Chicago where they were intercepted and forced to the curb by Officer Grant and two other officers. In a resulting gunfight Officer Grant was killed and another officer and the cab driver were seriously wounded. One of the suspects was mortally wounded, one was captured, and the other suspect escaped.

The three suspects along with three other murderers were in the Joliet Jail awaiting their execution for having killed Deputy Warden Peter N. Klein of the Illinois Department of Corrections on May 5th, 1926. The suspect who was captured after Officer Grant was killed was hanged for murdering Warden Klein on July 15th, 1927.

Patrolman Grant was survived by his wife.

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Deputy Warden Peter N. Klein
Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 5, 1926
Cause: Stabbed

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Grant. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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