Police Officer Patrick J. Crowley

Police Officer Patrick J. Crowley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 13, 1976

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Patrick J. Crowley

Police Officer Patrick J. Crowley was shot and killed when he and other officers conducted a narcotics raid at a residence at 6243 South Aberdeen Street.

As Officer Crowley reached the porch and announced that he was a police officer, an armed assailant fired and mortally wounded Officer Crowley.

The 27-year-old suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 500 to 1,000 years in prison.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3614

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 1000 years


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I never met Officer Crowley. I was almost 4 months old on the night he was killed. I grew up hearing about him though. My dad was one of his partners that night. From what I was told, Mr. Crowley had told my dad he would take the lead on entry rather than my dad or Mr. Duignan. By doing that I got to grow up with a father but my dad lost a partner. It was a tragic night for all officers involved.

Rest easy, Officer Crowley and thank you for your service.

Heather Wood
Daughter of retired CPD Officer James P. McKeon, Jr.

September 10, 2021

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