Park Police Officer Richard E. Pegue

Park Police Officer Richard E. Pegue

Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, July 3, 1946

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Richard E. Pegue

Park Police Officer Richard E. Pegue was shot and killed with his own service weapon as he attempted to arrest a rapist.

Officer Pegue arrested a rapist and a woman who was attempting to obstruct the arrest. As Officer Pegue transported the prisoners to the police station, the female prisoner hit him with a bottle. At this point, the male prisoner gained possession of the Officer Pegue's revolver and shot him.

Officer Pegue is survived by his wife and son. He was a veteran of WWII and won five battle stars.

The Chicago Park District Police in the City of Chicago was disbanded in 1957. Remaining officers were transferred to the Chicago Police Department through an intergovernmental agreement. Fallen officers are currently honored on the memorial wall of the Chicago Police Department as Chicago Police Officers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 371
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 3, 2020

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