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Patrolman Peter M. Hart | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Peter M. Hart

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, January 20, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1224

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1948

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Officer Peter Hart suffered a fatal gunshot wound during an arrest.

The Chicago Police Department received information on the residence of the leader of a notorious gang of armed robbers. Officer Peter Hart was assigned to hide in the offender's apartment and apprehend him. When the offender returned home, Officer Hart attempted to place him under arrest. A fierce struggle ensued, resulting in Officer Hart sustaining a fatal gunshot wound.

The suspect was captured in Chicago on February
14, 1913. He was convicted of Officer Hart's murder and sentenced to life in prison on May 22, 1913. He was paroled on May 22, 1948. His gang was the first to use automobiles in robberies in the United States.

Officer Hart is buried at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.

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

Officer 11169
April 30, 2012

 

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