Patrolman William A. Fuller

Patrolman William A. Fuller

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 2, 1953

William A. Fuller

Patrolman William A. Fuller was killed in a gun battle as he tried to thwart an armed robbery. Patrolman Fuller observed three armed robbers enter a lounge at 2316 North Clark Street. One of the gunmen took a patron hostage and announced the robbery. Patrolman Fuller announced he was a police officer and engaged the armed men in a gun battle. He shot and killed one suspect before he was fatally wounded in the exchange of fire.

The other two suspects were arrested shortly afterwards. One of the suspects was acquitted at his trial on June 5, 1953.

Patrolman Fuller was a 27 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 3327

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender One shot and killed

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Fuller. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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April 27, 2012

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