Sergeant Gerald E. Doll

Sergeant Gerald E. Doll

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, March 29, 1967

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Gerald E. Doll

Sergeant Gerald E. Doll was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

He spotted a station wagon speeding north on N. Cicero Avenue and pursued the vehicle until it stopped at the corner of W. Shakespeare Avenue. As Sergeant Doll approached the vehicle the driver produced a sawed off-shotgun and fired at point-blank range. Sergeant Doll was fatally wounded in the attack. The gunman and his female companion then fled into an alley. Another officer who had joined the vehicle pursuit followed the two, shooting as he ran. He then returned to help Sergeant Doll.

The woman was found by police minutes later in a garage, seriously wounded. The man was discovered early the next morning in a gangway, dead from gunshot wounds.

Sergeant Doll was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Chicago Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 477
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

vehicle pursuit

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Sgt. Doll,
On today, the 48th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 29, 2015

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