Patrolman Jesse Sneed

Patrolman Jesse Sneed

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 1928

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Jesse Sneed

Patrolman Jessie Sneed died from a gunshot wound received at 12:45 a.m. on April 7, 1928 at the northwest corner of 31st Street and Vernon Avenue where he stopped two young men for questioning. One of them drew a revolver and shot Officer Sneed.

On September 28, 1928 one was acquitted. On November 26, 1928, the shooter was sentenced to life in Joliet Penitentiary. His parole was denied in 1944.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 7, 1928
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender 1 sentenced to life; 1 acquitted

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 11, 2021

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