Patrolman James Alfano, Jr.

Patrolman James Alfano, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 16, 1970

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James Alfano, Jr.

Patrolman James Alfano was shot and killed while investigating a report of a gang fight that was about to take place.

He was driving through an alley, between 66th Place and 67th Street near Stony Island Avenue, but was blocked by an obstruction in the roadway. As his vehicle was stopped a sniper opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. Two suspects were later taken into custody.

Patrolman Alfano was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Chicago Police Department for nine years and was assigned to the Gang Investigation Section. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 4707
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, August 14, 1970
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

gang member, sniper

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Well Papa Jim, it’s been 49 years, August 16th, since you’ve been an angel. And 22 years since you’ve been mine. I know for a fact I wouldn’t be where I’m at in my life as a Marine or Woman without you looking down. Everyday I’m just trying to make you proud. Only a couple more months until I’m off to become a Drill Instructor, and my time there is to make Marines with our family name, the legacy YOU started. I think of you almost everyday&just wanted to say I wish you were here to share my life with. I love you.

SGT Alyssa Alfano
USMC

August 19, 2019

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