Sergeant Martin J. Corcoran

Sergeant Martin J. Corcoran

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 13, 1917

Martin J. Corcoran

Sergeant Martin Corcoran wash shot and killed as he questioned two burglars at Waveland Avenue and Broadway.

He had observed two burglars waiting for a streetcar carrying a basket containing jewelry and other stolen items. When Sergeant Corcoran questioned the men, one burglar pulled out a revolver and fired. Sergeant Corcoran was fatally wounded in the exchange.

Sergeant Corcoran's killer was convicted of murder and hanged on February 28th, 1919.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4259

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed in 1919


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Sergeant Corcaran's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 6-26-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

June 26, 2018

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