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Sergeant Harry J. Gray | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Harry J. Gray

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, November 2, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 886

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 35 years

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Sergeant Harry J. Gray was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for auto theft and for the murder of Special Agent Edwin Shanahan, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on October 11, 1925. The suspect had also been involved in the wounding of four other Chicago police officers.

The officers stationed themselves at the offender's apartment and awaited his arrival. As the offender arrived, accompanied by his girlfriend, Sergeant Gray arrested him. However, the girlfriend suddenly produced a revolver and fired, fatally wounding Sergeant Gray.

The offenders were arrested and sentenced to 35 years for the murders and 15 years for auto theft.

Sergeant Gray had served with the 11th precinct.

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Special Agent Edwin C. Shanahan
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Sunday, October 11, 1925
Cause: Gunfire

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Sgt. Gray,
Sir, even though it's been 88 years since your End of Wàtch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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November 3, 2013


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