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Patrolman Michael Murtaugh | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Michael Murtaugh

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, October 11, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2565

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Michael Murtaugh was shot and killed during a robbery investigation.

Officer Murtaugh observed a disturbance in the street. Upon further investigation, he discovered the three offenders had just robbed a dry goods store. While Officer Murtaugh confronted the men, they attempted to escape in an automobile. As the gunmen fled, they began to fire their weapons at Officer Murtaugh, fatally wounding him.

On January 17, 1925, Patrolman Murtaugh's killer was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Murtaugh. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 27, 2012

 

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