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Patrolman Eugene J. Keegan | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Eugene J. Keegan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, February 9, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 571

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Eugene Keegan and Lieutenant Edward Murphy were killed during an arrest of an armed offender. Officer Kegan and Lieutenant Murphy were conducting an extensive murder investigation.

The officers went to the apartment of a man who had just murdered two employees of a packing plant. Upon arrival, the gunman resisted and fired a barrage of bullets. Both Officer Kegan and Lieutenant Murphy sustained multile and fatal wounds.

The assailant was shot and killed by back-up officers; his brother was also killed in the crossfire.

Officer Keegan had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his father and sister. He is buried at Cavalry Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois.

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Lieutenant Edward T. Murphy
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Thursday, February 9, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

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

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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