Patrolman Leroy Berry, Jr.

Patrolman Leroy Berry, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 9, 1969

Leroy Berry, Jr.

Patrolman Leroy Berry in the parking lot of St. Thaddeus Catholic Church at 9540 S. Harvard Avenue after stopping two suspicious men.

He had placed the two in the back of his patrol car and were questioning them when one of them drew a weapon and opened fire, killing him. The two then stole his service weapon and badge before fleeing the scene.

Both men were eventually arrested and charged in connection with Patrolman Berry's murder.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 12789

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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I loved visiting your apartment in the downstairs area of Grandma and Grandpa's on Champlain. I was only 6 when you died, but I remember you well. Missing you Uncle Buddy. RIH, and thank you for working to protect and serve.

Elaine Swain
Niece

November 26, 2018

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