Patrolman Charles W. Pollard

Patrolman Charles W. Pollard

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 14, 1967

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Charles W. Pollard

Patrolman Charles Pollard was found fatally shot behind an apartment building where he lived at 4038 W. 21st Street. Officer Pollard’s wallet was located nearby, empty of its contents. His service revolver and police identification were missing.

Officer Pollard's killers, ages 21 and 23, were arrested and convicted of murder and armed robbery. One was sentenced to 50 to 100 years in prison. He was paroled on March 12, 1991. The second suspect was sentenced to death. In 1972 the Illinois Supreme Court ordered a new trial and he was removed from death row. He was released in 1978.

Officer Pollard had served with the Chicago Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Marquette District. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 5540

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 100 years

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

December 14, 2017

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