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Patrolman Harry Libman | Rock Island Police Department, Illinois Rock Island Police Department, Illinois


Harry Libman

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, August 9, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Officer's nightstick

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years

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Patrolman Harry Libman was killed after asking a man and woman to exit a park that was closed.

Patrolman Libman approached the man and woman inside of Garnsey Square Park and asked them to leave because of the late hour. The man attacked Patrolman Libman, gaining control of his nightstick. The suspect then struck Patrolman Libman with the nightstick, killing him. The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Patrolman Libman had served with the Rock Island Police Department for three years.

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Rest in peace Patrolman Libman. My dad was with Shomrim and was a New York City Police officer for almost forty years. Your courage and bravery are remembered forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
January 11, 2015


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