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Detective Sergeant James L. Hosna | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Sergeant

James L. Hosna

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, February 6, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 324

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/5/1919

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Sergeant James L. Hosna was shot and killed during an armed robbery investigation in the 1400 block of South Halsted Avenue.

Sergeant Hosna observed the wanted armed robber enter a drinking establishment and confronted him. The gunman fired three shots before Sergeant Hosna had time to draw his revolver.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the hospital the next day.

Sergeant Hosna had served with the Chicago Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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You are a brave soul. I'm know you are in heaven serving your community their. God always takes the best young and in you are in a much better place.

Ed Huster AA mech.
March 30, 2015


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