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Patrolman Lawrence C. Hartnett | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Lawrence C. Hartnett

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, October 27, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3044

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Lawrence C. Hartnett was shot and killed when he and another officer raided an Italian grocery store that was selling illegal alcohol.

When the officers entered, the family who ran the store began pouring the alcohol down a sink to destroy the evidence. A female family members threw scalding water at the officers to delay them. When that failed, a 17 year old family member opened fire on the officers, killing Patrolman Hartnett and wounding his partner. The killer was arrested the following day and charged with murder.

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

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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