Patrolman Timothy T. Devine

Patrolman Timothy T. Devine

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 12, 1902

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Timothy T. Devine

Officer Timothy Devine and Officer Charles Pennell were ambushed by gunfire when they were following two burglary suspects. Officer Devine returned fire, wounding one of the fleeing assailants.

Both Officer Timothy Devine and Officer Charles Pennell were mortally wounded in the attack.

There were six arrests after the murders. Another assailant who escaped was arrested after murdering Constable Henry F. Bierer in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on July 10, 1903. That killer confessed to the murder of the Chicago officers before being hung in Pennsylvania on February 11, 1904.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1814

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1904

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Officer Timothy Devine was my great grand father. I have a picture of him but it shows his badge number as 1840. My grand mother, Timothy's daughter, was Catherine. Married to Richard Bonin of River Forest, IL.

Bill Mathy, Fullerton, CA

Bill Mathy
great grand son

July 13, 2018

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