Police Officer Jay F. Brunkella

Police Officer Jay F. Brunkella

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, October 4, 1986

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Jay F. Brunkella

Officer Jay Brunkella was shot and killed during a narcotics arrest.

Officer Brunkella and fellow narcotics officers were stationed at a grammar school. As Officer Brunkella and another officer approached a suspected drug dealer, a struggle took place. During the altercation, a shot went off and Officer Brunkella was mortally wounded by his partner.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3429

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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My law enforcement career is almost over but I often think of the ultimate sacrifice that Jay made. My Dad was his partner and Jay's passing hit him hard. He was never the same. Rest in Peace, Jay!

Sergeant Thomas Cotter, Jr.
Chicago Police Department - 25th District

October 19, 2018

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