Police Officer Patrick J. Crowley

Police Officer Patrick J. Crowley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 13, 1976

Patrick J. Crowley

Officer Patrick J. Crowley was shot and killed when he and other officers conducted a narcotics raid on a residence. As Officer Crowley reached the porch and announced that he was a police officer, an armed assailant fired and mortally wounded Officer Crowley.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3614

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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I meet Pat in 1976 , when I was a police beat reporter with City News Bureau of Chicago.

He was always helpful to me and was very kind . I remember September 13, 1976 and was aware of the raid they were on. I still Remember the 10-1 call and the words "we have a police officer shot". I honor Pat always by buying a brick in his name , golfing for 15 years in the Memorial outing . I always put a candle with his picture before his name on the wall for 42 years on the date. I also read his name at the Candellight ceremony

Gera-Lind Kolarik, journalist

Gera-Lind Kolarik
Friend journalist

September 6, 2018

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