Patrolman Dennis Fitzgerald

Patrolman Dennis Fitzgerald

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1904

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Dennis Fitzgerald

Patrolman Dennis Fitzgerald observed two men creating a disturbance in the street. As Officer Fitzgerald confronted the offenders, they turned on the officer and began attacking him.

Officer Fitzgerald died of his injuries four months later.

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


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 786

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 26, 1903
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • 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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