Patrolman William F. Penney

Patrolman William F. Penney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1934

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William F. Penney

Patrolman William Penney was fatally shot inside of a tavern at 722 S. Halsted Street as he conducted an investigation.

While conducting an investigation, Officer Penney was attacked by a group of men. The offenders fled after the attack. When Patrolman Penney returned later to search for his attackers, he was fatally shot by the tavern owner with a shotgun.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5365

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available


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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 24, 2020

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