Patrolman William J. Rosenstreter

Patrolman William J. Rosenstreter

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, November 6, 1914

William J. Rosenstreter

Officer William Rosenstreter was shot and killed as he attempted to make an arrest.

Officer Rosenstreter, while investigating a disturbance at a drinking establishment, observed an intoxicated man smashing a glass door and attempting to enter. As Officer Rosenstreter detained him, the offender turned around, placed a revolver to the officer's neck and fired. Officer Rosenstreter died shortly after as a result of his injuries.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3980

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Rosenstreter,,
Sir, it has been over 99 years since your End of Wàtch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2013

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