Patrolman Michael A. O'Rourke

Patrolman Michael A. O'Rourke

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, October 24, 1903

Michael A. O'Rourke

Patrolman Michael O'Rourke was shot and killed during an assault investigation.

Patrolman O'Rourke provided an escort to a citizen who was a victim of an assault. As they walked, Officer O'Rourke noticed the offender in an alley. The officer pushed the woman into a doorway and confronted the offender. The man fired a gunshot, striking Officer O'Rourke; He succumbed to his wounds two days later.

The subject who murdered Patrolman O'Rourke was acquitted.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 426

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 22, 1903
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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May he rest in peace. Thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 24, 2015

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