Sergeant Harry J. Gray

Sergeant Harry J. Gray

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, November 2, 1925

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Harry J. Gray

Sergeant Harry J. Gray was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for auto theft and for the murder of Special Agent Edwin Shanahan, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on October 11, 1925. The suspect had also been involved in the wounding of four other Chicago police officers.

The officers stationed themselves at the offender's apartment and awaited his arrival. As the offender arrived, accompanied by his girlfriend, Sergeant Gray arrested him. However, the girlfriend suddenly produced a revolver and fired, fatally wounding Sergeant Gray.

The offenders were arrested and sentenced to 35 years for the murders and 15 years for auto theft.

Sergeant Gray had served with the 11th precinct.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 886

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 35 years

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 12, 2020

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