Patrolman William F. Bunda

Patrolman William F. Bunda

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 7, 1924

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William F. Bunda

Patrolman William Bunda succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained eight days earlier while responding to reports of a robbery.

He was walking his beat when he encountered several men running from an alley who told him they were being chased. As he started to investigate he located the other group at the intersection of Polk Street and Miller Street. As he began to search the group for weapons one of the men shot him in the spine.

Despite being seriously wounded he returned fire and wounded one of the subjects.

The man was charged with Patrolman Bunda's murder but acquitted.

Patrolman Bunda was assigned to the 2nd Precinct, 16th District, and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3848

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 30, 1924
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted


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Patrolman Bunda,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 7, 2024

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