Detective Morris Friedman

Detective Morris Friedman

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 25, 1945

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Morris Friedman

Detective Morris Friedman was killed in a shootout with a gunman at Clark and Hubbard Streets. Detective Friedman and two other detectives motioned for a vehicle to stop. Instead the vehicle fled and the detectives pursued it. They were able to stop the vehicle and one of the suspects fled the scene of foot. As Detective Friedman chased him he drew a .32 caliber handgun and a .38 caliber handgun and opened fire. Detective Friedman was struck in the stomach. One of the other detectives then exchanged shots with the shooter, killing him.

Detective Friedman was assigned to the Robbery Detail and served 17 years with the Chicago Police Department. He received several creditable mentions throughout his career.

Detective Friedman is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 2619

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 25, 2015

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