Patrolman Daniel Crowley

Patrolman Daniel Crowley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 13, 1881

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Daniel Crowley

Officer Daniel Crowley encountered an intoxicated pedestrian at Quincy and DesPlaines Streets. The man pointed a revolver at the officer’s chest. When Officer Crowley heard the click of the hammer, he deflected the gun the instant it was fired. The bullet entered the officer’s leg. Although the bullet was removed, infection spread and the officer died 9 days later.

Officer Crowley's killer was arrested and sentenced to five years in Stateville Penitentiary in Joliet.

Officer Crowley had served with the agency for four years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 296

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 4, 1881
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 5 year prison sentence

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Officer Crowley's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-9-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 9, 2018

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