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Patrolman James A. Mulcahy | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

James A. Mulcahy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, August 23, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # 536

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer James A. Mulcahy was shot to death in the Pekin Inn, 2700 South State Street. by an assailant who also killed his partner, Officer William Hennessey.

The officers were ordered there to report upon conduct of the place and its inmates. Upon their arrival, an offender approached and attacked Officer Mulcahy. As his partner, Officer William E. Hennessey, ran to his aid, the offender shot and killed both officers.

Two men were arrested and held by the coroner. Both men were indicted in August, 1920; On October 20, 1921, both were acquitted.

One of the suspects died in a horse riding accident in 1923 and the other suspect died in 1939.

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Thank you for you sacrifice!! I'm trying to keep our family legacy alive!!!!

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