Patrolman Julian A. Bonfield

Patrolman Julian A. Bonfield

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, December 15, 1926

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Julian A. Bonfield

Patrolman Julian A. Bonfield, of the 3rd District, was shot to death at 9:10 a.m. in front of 702 E. 41st Street by one of two bandits who had just held up the entire office force of the University Extension Conservatory at that address. The bandits escaped.

On December 16, 1926, a native of Columbia, South America was arrested and positively identified. He confessed and implicted another. He was convicted of Patrolman Bonfield's murder and hanged June 24, 1927.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2310

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1927

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Julian, although you left us many years before I was born, my grandmother and my great-aunt (your sisters) spoke so highly of you and felt such a profound loss at your passing. Your widow remained an integral part of our family and later became my god-mother. Coming from a family of dedicated Chicago Police Officer's who served with honor and integrity, we are extremely proud of your service, yet saddened at the personal loss of a much loved son, brother and uncle. Rest in peace, Uncle Jules.

Catherine A. (Berwanger) Murphy

January 7, 2013

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