Patrolman Edward J. Wallner

Patrolman Edward J. Wallner

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, January 5, 1899

Edward J. Wallner

Officer Edward Wallner was fatally shot at 21st and Lincoln Streets while chasing five young men, whom he caught in the act of robbing a dry goods store. All five suspects were apprehended.

One of the suspects was convicted of Officer Wallner's murder and sentenced to life in Joliet Penitentiary on June 24, 1899. Two were sentenced to 25 years, and one was sentenced to 14 years. The 5th suspect was acquitted.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1533

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to Joliet Penitentiary

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Patrolman Wallner,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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January 5, 2019

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