Patrolman Charles A. Brady

Patrolman Charles A. Brady

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 3, 1945

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Charles A. Brady

Patrolman Charles A. Brady and Patrolman George H. Helstern were shot and killed as they approached a suspicious person at the corner of N. Clark Street and W. Lunt Avenue.

Both officers sustained fatal gunshot wounds in the encounter.

In December 1945 the killer was shot and killed by members of his own gang in fear that he would turn in other gang members.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6795

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

suspicious person

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Patrolman Brady,
On today, the 75th 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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September 3, 2020

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