Patrolman William F. Ellfeldt

Patrolman William F. Ellfeldt

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, May 12, 1890

William F. Ellfeldt

Patrolman William Ellfeldt succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained four days earlier. He was on duty at the patrol barn when a pistol fell from his sergeant's coat pocket and discharged upon hitting the floor. The round struck Patrolman Ellfeldt in the abdomen.

The incident was ruled an accident and the sergeant was exonerated from all blame.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 8, 1890

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Officer Ellfeldt's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-20-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 20, 2018

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