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 floo,r 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 had served with the Chicago Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Reynolds's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-6-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 6, 2018

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