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Patrolman William Charles Marsek | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

William Charles Marsek

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 27, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 14086

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman William Charles Marsek and his partner, Patrolman Bruce N. Garrison, were killed during an arrest of a wanted fugitive.

The two officers, assigned to Area Six Special Operations, observed the man enter a tavern. When the officers entered the tavern they could not see because of the poor lighting. As the officers moved further inside, the wanted subject opened fired, striking the officers in the head and chest.

The assailant fled to Wisconsin. He was killed in a gun battle with Milwaukee Police.

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Police Officer Bruce N. Garrison
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 27, 1974
Cause: Gunfire

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I just wanted to say,"Billy" was a good neighbor,too. My mom & I lived downstairs from him for a number of years on Grand Ave. near Avers. He once chased a burglar from our doorway during a weekday when no one was home. He used to make my mom angry when he played his music too loud (LOL) but he was a great guy and is still remembered by me and my family!
Rest In Peace,Officer Marsek

Sincerely,
James Maglieri & family

jim maglieri
Friend and neighbor
July 26, 2017

 

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