Patrolman William R. King

Patrolman William R. King

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, May 25, 1920

William R. King

Patrolman William R. King responded to a call of a man causing a disturbance on a street car. Upon arriving at the scene, Officer King removed the trouble-maker from the streetcar. Shortly thereafter, the assailant approached Officer King from behind and fired a fatal shot at the officer.

Patrolman King was assigned to Precinct 3.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 417

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Officer King's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-15-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

July 15, 2018

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