Patrolman George Schlinger

Patrolman George Schlinger

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, October 10, 1891

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George Schlinger

Officer George Schlinger succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained six days earlier after being shot near 11 North Peoria Street.

Officer Schlinger and his partner were notified by a civilian that two men were trying to kill a woman in her basement. As Officer Schlinger entered the basement he was shot in the head.

Officer Schlinger's killer was an ex-convict who was arrested and sentenced to Joliet Penitentiary for life.

Officer Schlinger served with the Chicago Police Department for two years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1671

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 4, 1891
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Life sentence in Joliet Penitentiary

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Officer Schlinger's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-20-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 20, 2018

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