Patrolman Dennis C. Fitzgerald

Patrolman Dennis C. Fitzgerald

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1904

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Dennis C. Fitzgerald

Patrolman Dennis Fitzgerald succumbed to injuries sustained four months earlier when he observed two men creating a disturbance in the street near the intersection of 44th Street and Indiana Avenue. As Officer Fitzgerald confronted the offenders, they turned on the officer and began attacking him.

Both suspects were arrested. One suspect was executed and the other received 14 years in prison.

Patrolman Fitzgerald served with the Chicago Police Department for 16 years.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 786

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 26, 1903
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Executed


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Officer Fitzgerald's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-11-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

April 11, 2018

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