Patrolman Edward F. Finnegan

Patrolman Edward F. Finnegan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, March 27, 1926

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Edward F. Finnegan

Patrolman Edward F. Finnegan was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner.

Officer Finnegan arrested a motorist for speeding. While transporting the violator in the beack seat of his squad car to the district station, the assailant suddenly pulled out a revolver and shot the officer. Officer Finnegan was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

The 19 year-old suspect was convicted of murder and hanged at the Cook County Jail on October 29, 1926.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3444

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1926

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Rest in peace Patrolman Finnegan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 23, 2019

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