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. Sgt. Shine went to the apartment and demanded entry. The gunman fired through the door, striking the sergeant. Sgt. Shine died in the hospital two hours later.

The suspect was executed in 1906. Sergeant Shine is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 44

Incident Details

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

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Sergeant Shine's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-12-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

April 12, 2018

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