Deputy Sheriff John Germano

Deputy Sheriff John Germano

Winnebago County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, April 17, 1938

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John Germano

Deputy John Germano was shot and killed when he and another deputy went to a home to serve a disorderly conduct warrant on an ex-convict.

The man met the deputies at the door and opened fire with a shotgun, fatally wounding Deputy Germano. The man then fled to a nearby field where he committed suicide.

Deputy Germano had served with the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office for four years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Wife

April 17, 2018

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