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Patrolman Walter E. Lilly | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Walter E. Lilly

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 28, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # 5615

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Walter Lilly was shot and killed at 12:25 a.m. while resting robbery at the hands of two unknown bandits.

Patrolman Lilly was working an off-duty job in a parking garage at 458 West 79th Street when he was accosted by two armed offenders announcing an armed robbery. As Patrolman Lilly attempted to draw his service revolver, he was fatally shot by one of the assailants.

Patrolman Lilly was survived by his wife.

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Thank you all for your kind wishes. My aunt was married to Det. Lilly at the time of his death. I know she would be touched by the thoughtful notes here.

Bonnie Schwarz
Widow's niece
December 22, 2012

 

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