Patrolman John B. Sausman

Patrolman John B. Sausman

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 1915

John B. Sausman

Patrolman John B. Sausman was shot and killed when he walked up on an armed robbery in progress. Patrolman Sausman and another officer had just turned onto Indiana Avenue from 29th Street when they observed a man going through a pedestrian's pockets while another man held a gun to the victims head. As the officers yelled and dashed for the robbers one of them shot Patrolman Sausman in the head. That suspect escaped. The other suspect was shot four times and killed by the other officer during a running gun battle.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 953

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender One shot and killed

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Patrolman Sausman,
On today, the 103rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 5, 2018

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