Patrolman John G. Sevick

Patrolman John G. Sevick

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 24, 1933

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John G. Sevick

Patrolman John Sevick was shot and killed by a prisoner who was attempting to escape from the Cook County Courthouse, at 26th Street and California Avenue, at approximately 10:30 am.

The subject had obtained a gun smuggled to him by his sister while in a holding cell at the courthouse. After subduing the court bailiff he started making his way through a courtroom where he was confronted by Patrolman Sevick and another officer.

The prisoner and officers exchanged shots and Patrolman Sevick was killed. The suspect was wounded and arrested a short time later. He was convicted of Patrolman Sevick's murder and executed in the electric chair on April 20, 1934.

Patrolman Sevick was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6576

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1934


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I really would have liked to meet you. Rest peacefully.

Your great nephew,


January 7, 2022

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