Patrolman William Gallagher

Patrolman William Gallagher

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 26, 1929

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William Gallagher

Patrolman William Gallagher and his partner, Patrolman Jesse Hults, died as a result of gunshot wounds they received while investigating a kidnapping. During the course of their investigation, the officers relocated to a hallway outside an apartment on the city's south side. When they demanded entry, they were met with a burst of gunfire

One of the gunmen was shot and killed. Five others were taken into custody at the scene.

Patrolman William Gallagher is survived by his wife, daughter and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1162

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Patrolman Gallagher,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner 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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September 26, 2019

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