Patrolman James Hugh Carroll

Patrolman James Hugh Carroll

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, November 27, 1925

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James Hugh Carroll

Officer James Carroll was shot and killed when he and his partner were inside a soft drink parlor at 5253 South Halstead Street during their tour of duty watching a nearby residence. Both officers had been detailed there in hopes to arrest a subject wanted for the murder of Special Agent Edwin Shannan of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on October 11, 1925.

While inside the business three armed robbers entered through a backdoor and immediately opened fire and exchanged gunshots with both officers, striking Officer Carroll in the head killing him. Officer Henry was struck in the abdomen and managed to crawl outside to get help by a taxi driver that took him to the hospital where he succumbed to his gunshot wound four days later.

Officer Carroll was a U.S Army veteran of World war I and had served with the Chicago Police Department for a year and a half.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 517
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

murder suspect, plainclothes, stakeout

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Officer Carroll's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-3-19 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 3, 2019

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