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Patrolman Erwin Jackson | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Erwin Jackson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, April 24, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 12433

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman Erwin Jackson was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer. Jackson and his partner, both Maxwell Street task force policemen, responded to a call that a man with a gun was threatening customers in the tavern at 3320 West Roosevelt Road.

The officers ordered the gunman to drop his weapon. When he refused, Officer Jackson's partner tried to wrestle the weapon from him. In the struggle, three shots were fired., two shots struck the gunman, one shot struck Officer Jackson in the chest.

Officer Jackson was transported to Cook County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He is survied by his wife and two daughters.

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

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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