Patrolman Louis Cullotta

Patrolman Louis Cullotta

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 1973

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Louis Cullotta

Patrolman Louis Cullotta was shot and killed as he was sitting in a restaurant having dinner. An assailant walked into the establishment, drew a revolver, and shot Officer Cullotta

Later investigation revealed that the gunman was seeking revenge against Officer Cullotta over an interrogation that had occurred 3 years earlier.

The 22-year-old suspect was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a state mental facility. On November 27, 1978, he committed suicide in Kankakee State Hospital.

Patrolman Cullotta had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 11801

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Committed

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