Patrolman George W. Thompson

Patrolman George W. Thompson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 14, 1925

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George W. Thompson

Patrolman George W. Thompson was shot to death at 11:00 P.M. in the 30th Street block between Dearborn and Federal Streets by one of two suspects he another another patrolman stopped to search.

One of the suspects drew a revolver and fatally wounded Patrolman Thompson. Patrolman Thompson's killer was shot and fatally wounded by another officer. The second subject was arrested and on November 16, 1925, held by the Coroner. On March 16, 1926, he was acquitted.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender 1 killed; 1 acquitted

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Officer Thompson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-3-19 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 3, 2019

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