Sergeant Harry J. Crowley

Sergeant Harry J. Crowley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 1924

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Harry J. Crowley

Sergeant Harry j. Crowley was shot to death at 10:59 P.M. in the rear room of a soft drink parlor at 539 W. Polk Street

Sergeant Crowley was shot as he was seated at a table by one of the two men who attempted to rob the establishment The gunman shot Sergeant Crowley and was himself shot and killed by Sergeant Crowley.

The arrest of the second man was recommended by the Coroner on December 2, 1924. On December 17, 1924, the second gunman was arrested in Rockford, Illinois and brought back to Chicago on December 18, 1924 held without bail. On February 9, 1925, he was sentenced to the Joliet Penitentiary for life.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 160

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 1 shot and killed; 1 life sentence

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Sergeant Crowley's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-18-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

November 17, 2018

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