Patrolman Jeremiah E. O'Connell

Patrolman Jeremiah E. O'Connell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 30, 1928

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Jeremiah E. O'Connell

Patrolman Jeremiah E. O'Connell was fatally shot at 12:05 am near the intersection of 34th Street and LaSalle Street while attempting to arrest a subject who had just robbed and fatally wounded a citizen.

The man also wounded another officer before he himself was wounded and captured. He was held to the grand jury by a coroner's jury on two charges of murder and indicted. On March 20th, 1929, he was sentenced to death. He was executed in the electric chair on April 11th, 1929.

Patrolman O'Connell was assigned to the 8th District and attached to the Detective Bureau, Squad 3-C.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1977

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 29, 1928
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1929


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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 30, 2020

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