Sergeant Martin J. Corcoran

Sergeant Martin J. Corcoran

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 13, 1917

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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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4259

Incident Details

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

burglary

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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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