Patrolman Patrick E. O'Malley

Patrolman Patrick E. O'Malley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 30, 1938

Patrick E. O'Malley

Officer Patrick O'Malley was shot and mortally wounded during an armed robbery. Officer O'Malley observed four armed offenders enter a lounge on North Clark Street and announce a robbery. In a gun fight that resulted Officer O'Malley was hit three times, but was able to kill one suspect and wound another. The other two suspects escaped. Officer O'Malley succumbed to his wounds nine days later.

The other two suspects were eventually apprehended, convicted of Officer O'Malley's murder, and sentenced to prison. One was released March 8, 1960, when he was granted a new trial. The district attorney said there was not enough evidence to prosecute him. The shooter was executed in 1940.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1346

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 21, 1938
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed, one executed

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Patrolman O’Malley,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 30, 2018

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