Detective Sergeant Joseph H. Urban

Detective Sergeant Joseph H. Urban

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 6, 1917

Joseph H. Urban

Detective Sergeant Joseph Urban was accidentially shot by another officer while investigating a burglary.

While investigating burglaries in the community, Sgt. Joseph Urban entered a closed store in the neighborhood. At this time, a nearby patrolman walking his beat observed Sergeant Urban inside the store and mistook him for a burglar. In the confusion the patrolman fired a shot, striking Sergeant Urban.

Sergeant Urban was taken to a hospital, where he died five days later.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 518

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 1, 1917

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten on the 100th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 6, 2017

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