Sergeant Patrick F. Delaney

Sergeant Patrick F. Delaney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 4, 1927

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Patrick F. Delaney

Sergeant Patrick Delaney was shot and killed as he attempted to question suspicious men at the intersection of 14th Street and Loomis Street.

As Sergeant Delaney was questioning the men, one drew a revolver and fired, killing Sergeant Delaney.

Sergeant Delaney was able to reach a call box and contact the station to let them know he had been shot. Other officers found him unconscious at the foot of the box and took him to the Cook County Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The shooter was arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Sergeant Delaney had served with the Chicago Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 417

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 14 years

suspicious person

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Because my maternal grandfather shed blood as a police officer in Chicago, I feel as if I 'own' Chicago, although my family left in 1952. I lived in the city off and on in my youth.

Alice Walker, granddaughter
Granddaughter Patrick Delaney

September 27, 2023

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