Patrolman William A. Perrin

Patrolman William A. Perrin

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, November 30, 1924

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William A. Perrin

Patrolman William A. Perrin was shot and fatally wounded by another man who believed that he was about to be robbed. The shooting took place in front of 8515 S. Paulina Street.

A subject was in his automobile when a flyer squad drove up along side him. He mistook them fo holdup men and fired eight shots, killing Officer Perrin and wounding two other patrolmen.

One December 1, 1924, the shooter was exonerated by the Coroner.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 846

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Exonerated

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Officer Perrin's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-27-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

November 26, 2018

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