Park Police Officer Harry Francois

Park Police Officer Harry Francois

Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, November 20, 1939

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Harry Francois

Park Police Officer Harry Francois was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest two men and a juvenile who were robbing a couple near North Avenue and Whipple Street in Humboldt Park.

All three were apprehended. The subject who shot Officer Francois was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. One year later his sentence was commuted to 199 years. He died in prison on August 6th, 1946. A second subject was sentenced to 20 years.

Officer Francois was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 629

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Died in prison

juvenile, robbery

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Officer Francois,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 20, 2019

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