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Patrolman William Hallaran | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

William Hallaran

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, July 16, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 35 years

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Patrolman William Hallaran was shot and killed by a suspect he had previously arrested. In 1882 Patrolman Hallaran arrested the suspect for burglary. His testimony at the trial helped convict the suspect and send him to prison. The suspect was sentenced to four years for the burglary. When he was released from prison, the suspect tracked down Patrolman Hallaran and shot and killed him.

The suspect was arrested and convicted of murder. He was sentenced to 35 years hard labor in the Joliet Prison. A year later the suspect escaped and remained at large for 34 years. He was returned to prison in January of 1923 after he had been arrested for assault with intent to kill the previous July. The suspect died in November 1933.

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It has been more than 127 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice but it shall always be remembered by the CFD. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago
October 4, 2014

 

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