Patrolman Thomas E. Tighe

Patrolman Thomas E. Tighe

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, March 11, 1911

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Thomas E. Tighe

Officher Thomas E. Tighe of the 24th Precinct was fatally shot at 2:35 a.m. while making an arrest at Hastings and Leavitt Streets.

While on patrol, Officer Tighe located a known offender. While making the arrest, Officer Tighe was attacked by a group of the offender's friends. During the struggle, a gunshot was fired, striking Officer Tighe and resulting from a critical wound. One month later, Officer Tighe died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

On July 15, 1911, Patrolman Tighe's killer was sentenced to 30 years in the Joliet Penitentiary.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 2700

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, February 10, 1911
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 30 year sentence in Joliet Penitentiary

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Officer Tighe's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 5-1-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

May 1, 2018

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