Patrolman James Alfano, Jr.

Patrolman James Alfano, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 16, 1970

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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The need to solve this crime is a must.
No matter how long it takes.
Rest in peace Officer James Alfano.

Lt. Gene T. Spanos Ret. ( Grew up in Grand Crossing Dist. # 3 )
Police-Marine
RPS 72/95
Founder
Illinois Disabled Police Officers & Fire Fighters Assoc.

Gene T. Spanos
Rosemont Dept. of Public Safety

February 8, 2018

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