Patrolman Charles P. Annerino

Patrolman Charles P. Annerino

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, October 22, 1954

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Charles P. Annerino

Patrolman Charles Annerino was shot and killed by an escapee from the Cook County Jail.

On June 28th, 1954, the subject had used a gun to escape from officers who were escorting him from the Cook County Courthouse back to jail. His girlfriend had smuggled the gun to him in court after an appearance for a burglary charge.

He and two other officers were searching Chicago taverns for the escapee. When Patrolman Annerino walked into a lounge at 1756 W. Lawrence Avenue the suspect recognized him and shot him through the chest. The other two officers emptied their guns at him as he escaped. The subject shot officers eight days later at the corner of Clark Street and Berwyn Avenue when they ordered him to halt. The officers returned fire, hitting the suspect more than a dozen times, killing him.

During Patrolman Annerino's eight years with the Chicago Police Department, he had shot and killed three robbery suspects and wounded four others.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 7936

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed


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