Patrolman Arthur F. Esau

Patrolman Arthur F. Esau

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 27, 1928

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Arthur F. Esau

Patrolman Arthur F. Esau responded to a robbery inside a drug store at 3404 N Clark Street.

As Patrolman Esau entered the store he was quickly confronted by armed robbers. Patrolman Esau was fatally struck in the exchange of gunfire.

The two killers were the first two executed in Illinois' new electric chair on February 19th, 1929.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4967

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1929


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Rest in peace Patrolman Esau.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 22, 2020

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