Patrolman Robert L. Gallowitch

Patrolman Robert L. Gallowitch

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, May 24, 1972

Robert L. Gallowitch

Patrolman Robert L. Gallowitch was shot and fatally wounded while responding to a robbery call at a jewelry store. Upon arrival, Officer Gallowitch discovered three gunmen disguised as telephone repairmen. The offenders kidnapped a telephone truck driver and were using the stolen truck when robbing a jewelry store.

As Officer Gallowitch confronted the three offenders in the alley, the gunmen began shooting. Officer Gallowitch sustained fatal gunshot wounds during the encounter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 15442

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Uncle Bob, I have been thinking about you a lot these past few days and what happiness you brought to my life as a child. I remember riding with Bobby on your back around Grandma's living room, still; I have told my children about those shared times with you throughout this week. You will never be forgotten and on this day, I especially remember and honor you.

Pam Butler
Your goddaughter and niece

February 17, 2018

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