Detective Sergeant Stanley J. Birns

Detective Sergeant Stanley J. Birns

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 1914

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Stanley J. Birns

Detective Sergeant Stanley Birns was assigned to lead a team of officers on a raid on a vice district.

At the same time, a group of city inspectors were in the area. The two groups met and in the chaos, shots were fired. Sergeant Birns suffered a fatal gunshot wound fired by a fellow officer during the confusion. No charges were filed.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 322

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase you sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 16, 2020

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