Detective Wayne G. King

Detective Wayne G. King

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 12, 1985

Wayne G. King

Detective Wayne G. King was shot and fatally wounded during an arrest. Detective King was conducting an investigation of offenders impersonating police officers and city inspectors. He noticed a suspicious man who began to run when he saw the detective approach him. As Detective King pursued him the suspect turned and mortally wounded the detective.

The killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective King served the law enforcement community for 24 years and was assigned to the Office of Municipal Investigations.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 7413

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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