Patrolman Harry Gaster

Patrolman Harry Gaster

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 10, 1924

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Harry Gaster

Patrolman Harry Gaster was working a second job as a security guard when he noticed suspicious activity under an elevated train platform. When Officer Gaster investigated, he discovered two youths breaking into an automobile. As Officer Gaster confronted the offenders, one of them fired a gunshot, fatally striking Officer Gaster.

Both boys were struck and killed by automobiles whose drivers ran them down.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4913

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed

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Officer Gaster's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-29-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

October 29, 2018

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