Patrolman Charles Paldina

Patrolman Charles Paldina

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, January 20, 1922

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Charles Paldina

Patrolman Paldina was shot and killed while making an arrest.

He entered a drinking establishment at 901 South Desplaines Street to apprehend a wanted felon. As he made the arrest, the offender produced a revolver and began firing, in his attempt to flee. Patrolman Paldina was seriously wounded, but continued to pursue the gunman and emptied his revolver. The suspect was found nearby with five bullet wounds in his back.

Patrolman Paldina and the suspect succumbed to their injuries while en route to the hospital.

Patrolman Paldina had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 493

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Patrolman Paldina,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 20, 2022

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