Police Officer Gregory Ivan Young

Police Officer Gregory Ivan Young

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 18, 1997

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Gregory Ivan Young

Police Officer Gregory Ivan Young was shot and killed during a robbery attempt near the field house in Garfield Park.

Officer Young was seated in his car when he was approached by two assailants who attempted to rob him. He identified himself as a police officer and was then engaged in a gunfight. He was able to wound one of the attackers before being fatally wounded. The second gunman was later taken into custody.

Officer Young's killer was convicted and sentenced to death. On January 10th, 2003, the governor at the time, George Ryan commuted his sentence, along with those of all 164 other inmates on death row, to life in prison as his last act in office.

Officer Gregory Young is survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, four sisters, and three brothers. His daughter followed in her father's footsteps and became a member of the Chicago Police Department.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 16148

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

robbery, off duty

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Officer Young,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 18, 2022

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