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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4643

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1925

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Officer Broderick's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-30-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

October 30, 2018

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