Patrolman Patrick E. Blackwell

Patrolman Patrick E. Blackwell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, May 20, 1905

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Patrick E. Blackwell

Patrolman Patrick E. Blackwell was working traffic control in a busy intersection. While signaling a wagon to pass, the officer fell backwards into an open freight elevator shaft.

Patrolman Blackwell was transported to the hospital where he died ten days later.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1235

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 10, 1905

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Officer Blackwell's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-12-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

April 12, 2018

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