Police Officer Gerald Leo Wright

Police Officer Gerald Leo Wright

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 7, 1993

Gerald Leo Wright

Police Officer Gerald L. Wright was shot and killed on his way home from his shift.

At about 11:30 p.m., at 934 West 79th Street, Officer Wright stopped into a store to visit the owners. When he went out to talk to a man standing outside the store, shots rang out from across the street in front of Campbell's Hoagie Shop at 942 W. 79th Street.

Officer Wright was shot in the back. He was transported to Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died during surgery at 3:18 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officer Wright had served with the Chicago Police Department for 20 years and is survived by his son and two daughters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 3845

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Tech-9
  • Offender Arrested and charged

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Sandy Wright
My name is Lawrence Schirato.
Your father I considered my" uncle Jerry ".
Paul his brother common law marriage to my mother and had Pauline with her. I consider Wright's as part of my family considering most of my child hood life was spent with them.
Your father always treated me kindness and love.
I am glad to see you are still reflecting on your father memory.
God Bless you and your family during the holiday's

Rest in peace Uncle Jerry

Nephew Lawrence

December 28, 2016

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