Patrolman John J. Byrnes

Patrolman John J. Byrnes

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 30, 1926

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John J. Byrnes

Patrolman John J. Byrnes, of the 11th District, was fatally shot at 8:00 p.m. on September 26, 1926, dying four days later.

Patrolman Byrnes and his partner went to investigate a burglary complaint. The officers exchanged fire with two unknown men who made their escape.

On November 6, 1926, two men were interviewed and named Patrolman Byrnes' killer who was in jail at Rochester, New York at which time he confessed.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4730

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 26, 1926
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

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