Patrolman James S. Corcoran

Patrolman James S. Corcoran

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, November 25, 1930

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James S. Corcoran

Patrolman James S. Corcoran was shot and killed during an armed robbery. Officer Corcoran resisted the offender and attempted to make an arrest. A struggle ensued in which the offender fired his revolver striking Officer Corcoran.

Nine weeks later the suspect was apprehended after one of two women arrested for disorderly conduct told police that the other woman's boyfriend shot Patrolman Corcoran.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5044

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace Patrolman Corcoran.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2020

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