Patrolman Vincent A. Gillespie

Patrolman Vincent A. Gillespie

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 1, 1927

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Vincent A. Gillespie

Patrolman Vincent Gillespie succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day.

He drove himself to St. Vincent's Hospital, where he told investigators that he had been shot after being approached by two men near the intersection of 31st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

A coroner's jury determined that his murder occurred in the discharge of his duty as a police officer.

Patrolman Gillespie was a United States Army veteran and served with the Chicago Police Department for over a year, assigned to District 2-A - Stanton detailed to Vice and Gambling detail. He was survived by his wife, father, five brothers, and one sister.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 29, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service. Officer Gillespie was also my Great Uncle. My Grandmother Margaret was his sister. Any information anyone has on him would be greatly appreciated.

Diana Smith
Great Niece

January 4, 2023

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