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Patrolman John J. Guiltanane | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


John J. Guiltanane

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, July 18, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1325

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman John J. Guiltanane was killed when he and another officer answered a call of an armed robbery at that Morgan Park Auto Sales company, at 2345 W. 113th Street.

Officer Guiltanane and his partner arrested two robberty suspects. While in the process of transporting the prisoners to the police station, one of the offenders produced a concealed weapon and opened fire, fatally wounding Patrolman Guiltanane and seriously wounding his partner.

The suspect was apprehended at a nearby home minutes later with bullet wounds in his arm and leg from the officers return fire. Officer Guiltanane's partner, shot in the spine, was paralyzed from the waist down.

The 26-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. His accomplice was apprehended in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, on June 11, 1936. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 199 years. On August 20, 1959, his sentence was reduced to 99 years making him eligible for parole in 1966.

Officer Guiltanane is survived by his mother.

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The location where you were killed in included in the area I cover. Ironically, I live about a mile away. I went by that location on your anniversary and said a quick prayer. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Detective Thomas Downes
July 20, 2012


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