Sergeant John Chiska

Sergeant John Chiska

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 5, 1928

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John Chiska

Sergeant Chiska was in plainclothes when he was approached by three armed offenders who announced a robbery. Sergeant Chiska declared he was a police officer and arrested two of the offenders. The third gunman shot Sergeant Chiska. Sergeant Chiska was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Two men were found guilty of Sergeant Chiska's death. The first was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The second was sentenced to death and executed at the Cook County Jail on October 13, 1939.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 888

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1939

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Rest in peace Sergeant Chiska.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 22, 2020

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