Patrolman Daniel J. Quinnan

Patrolman Daniel J. Quinnan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 1966

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Daniel J. Quinnan

Patrolman Daniel J. Quinnan was shot and killed when he entered a downtown tavern during an armed robbery.

Shortly before Patrolman Quinnan arrived on a routine check of 646 South Wabash, a holdup man had lined several patrons against the wall and ordered the bartender to fill a paper bag with money from the register.

Patrolman Quinnan walked in and began to talk with the bartender when the gunman appeared and shot the detective in the chest before he had an opportunity to draw his weapon. The gunman stepped over the fallen detective and fled the scene. He was arrested a few hours later at a hotel several blocks south of the tavern.

Patrolman Quinnan was transported to Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Quinnan was assigned to the 1st District. He was a 13 year veteran of the department and is survived by his wife. He had been awarded with 25 letters of commendation from the department.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 7899

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 20, 2012

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