Deputy Sheriff Patrick James Nalty

Deputy Sheriff Patrick James Nalty

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 22, 1922

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Patrick James Nalty

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Nalty was shot and killed in front of the Newman Hotel, at the intersection of 19th Street and C Street, as he and a Granite City officer attempted to question three known criminals about a recent robbery.

The suspects immediately opened fire on both officers, killing Deputy Nalty and wounding the officer.

The suspects were apprehended two hours later in St. Louis, Missouri. All three suspects were convicted of Deputy Nalty's murder on September 25, 1922. Two were sentenced to life in prison and the other suspect was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

On September 22, 1924, one of the suspects sentenced to life was shot and killed when he attempted to escape from Chester Penitentiary.

Deputy Nalty was survived by his wife.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 22, 2020

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