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Sergeant Otha M. LeMons | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant

Otha M. LeMons

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, August 5, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1048

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Otha LeMons was shot and killed during an armed robbery.

Sergeant LeMons observed three armed men enter a lounge and announce a robbery. As Sergeant LeMons attempted to prevent the crime, one of the gunmen fired his weapon, fatally wounding him.

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I Was A Young 13 Year Old Who Looked Up To Officer LeMons And Referred To Him As My Uncle...He Was A Very Good Friend Of My Father And Visited With Us Frequently. I Still Remember The Pain Felt When Word Got Around About That Fateful Night. I've Thought Of You Often Throughout The Years And Just Know That You Are Not Forgotten..."Thank You" Uncle Otha.....

David J Thornton
November 19, 2016

 

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