Patrolman Oreste Gonzalez

Patrolman Oreste Gonzalez

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 8, 1953

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Oreste Gonzalez

Patrolman Oreste E. Gonzalez was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a prisoner in the back seat of a moving squad car.

A taxi driver described the man who robbed him and stole his cab at 57th and Rockwell. Patrolman Gonzalez and his partner spotted the suspect three blocks from where the stolen cab was recovered and effected an arrest.

The prisoner had been searched for weapons by Patrolman Gonzalez and his partner, the driver of the squad car. Patrolman Gonzelez and the prisoner were in the back seat when the assailant pulled his weapon and exchanged gunfire.

Patrolman Gonzalez and the prisoner were pronounced dead at Michael Reese Hospital.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6263

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Killed

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Rest in peace Patrolman Gonzalez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2020

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