Patrolman Gilbert E. Reynolds

Patrolman Gilbert E. Reynolds

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, December 5, 1877

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Gilbert E. Reynolds

Patrolman Gilbert Reynolds was accidentally shot and killed while he and another officer were cleaning equipment in the Madison Street Station prior to the beginning of their shift.

The service revolver of the other officer in the room fell from his overcoat pocket and struck the floor. Upon striking the floor the pistol discharged and the round struck Patrolman Reynolds in the abdomen.

A doctor was summoned to the police station and attended to Patrolman Reynolds until he succumbed to the wound 4 hours later.

Patrolman Reynolds was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Chicago Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Rest in peace Patrolman Reynolds.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 29, 2021

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