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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Officer Roenstreter's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 5-28-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

May 28, 2018

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