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. He died in prison in 2020.

Officer Crowley was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Chicago Police Department for ten years. He was survived by his wife and mother.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 3614
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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


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I worked with Pat Crowley in Task Force. Area 2
He was a good friend and a very good police office.

Sgt. B. Martin

January 25, 2023

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