Patrolman Cornelius Broderick

Patrolman Cornelius Broderick

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1924

Cornelius Broderick

Officer Cornelius Broderick was approached by a citizen who identified two burglary offenders standing at the corner of 35th Street and Giles Avenue. As Officer Broderick and another officer approached the suspects they opened fire. Officer Broderick was mortally wounded and the other officer was critically wounded. Officer Broderick returned fire as the suspects fled. One of the suspects was taken into custody a few hours later with two bullet wounds in his back. Officer Broderick died at Lakeside Hospital a few hours later.

The suspect taken into custody was convicted of Officer Broderick's murder and hanged on June 19, 1925.

Officer Broderick was survived by his wife and stepson.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4643

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1925

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2013

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