Patrolman Timothy O'Connor

Patrolman Timothy O'Connor

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, December 20, 1920

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Timothy O'Connor

Officer Timothy O'Connor was shot and killed during an armed robbery.

Officer O'Connor was assigned to guard a garage for delivery trucks of a major department store. He observed six armed men enter the garage. After seeing Officer O'Connor, the men began firing their guns. Officer O'Connor incurred a serious wound in the attack and died as a result of his injury.

On March 1, 1922, the six suspects were apprehended in Chicago. They were also implicated in three other Chicago armed robberies, one a bank robbery, in which the president of the Maywood State Bank and another man were shot and killed.

The Chicago Police Training Academy is named for Officer O'Connor.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2079

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended


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It has been exactly 100 years, and you are not forgotten, my brother.

David Milligan
Chicago Police department (ret.)

December 20, 2020

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