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Patrolman Joseph P. Hastings | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Joseph P. Hastings

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, August 14, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 6384

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1933

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Officer Hastings was gunned down as he interrupted an armed robbery in progress.

While on patrol, Officer Hastings conducted routine checks on various businesses on his beat. Officer Hastings came upon five gunmen committing an armed robbery of an office. This office was being used to issue welfare payments to citizens stricken by the Great Depression. The offenders opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Hastings in the encounter.

The suspect was executed in the electric chair on October 13, 1933.

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