Patrolman Peter Mellody

Patrolman Peter Mellody

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 27, 1924

Peter Mellody

Patrolman Mellody was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of a burglar alarm coming from a building. Patrolman Mellody, who was returning home after his shift, entered the building and encountered a private watchman. The two mistook each other for a burglar and Patrolman Mellody struck the watchman with his club. The watchman then fired two shots, fatally wounding Patrolman Mellody.

The watchman was cleared of all charges in connection with Patrolman Mellody's death.

Patrolman Mellody had served with the Chicago Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender No charges filed

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Patrolman Mellody,
On today, the 91st 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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November 27, 2015

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