Sergeant John P. Shine

Sergeant John P. Shine

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1905

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John P. Shine

Sergeant John Shine responded to a call of a gunman terrorizing a neighborhood. The gunman killed one woman, wounded two men and ran through the streets brandishing a pistol. The offender then barricaded himself in his apartment at 1261 West 61st Street. Sergeant Shine went to the apartment and demanded entry. The gunman fired through the door, striking the sergeant. Sergeant Shine died in the hospital two hours later.

The suspect was executed in 1906.

Sergeant Shine served with the Chicago Police Department for less than 16 and a half years and was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 16 years, 5 months
  • Badge 44

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1906

arrest attempt, barricade, shooting call

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