Patrolman Michael D. Callahan

Patrolman Michael D. Callahan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 1908

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Michael D. Callahan

Patrolman Michael D. Callahan was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend four suspects. While Patrolman Callahan was in the process of arresting four known criminals, they opened fire on him. He returned fire killing one of the suspects.

Patrolman Callahan was taken to a local hospital where he died the next day from his wounds. The three remaining assailants were apprehended after a manhunt. They were convicted and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Michael Callahan was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2842

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 2, 1908
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

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Officer Callahan's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-25-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

April 25, 2018

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