Patrolman Joseph P. Hastings

Patrolman Joseph P. Hastings

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 1933

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Joseph P. Hastings

Officer Hastings was gunned down as he interrupted an armed robbery in progress.

While on patrol, Officer Hastings conducted routine checks on various businesses on his beat. Officer Hastings came upon five gunmen committing an armed robbery of an office. This office was being used to issue welfare payments to citizens stricken by the Great Depression. The offenders opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Hastings in the encounter.

The suspect was executed in the electric chair on October 13, 1933.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6384

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1933

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This is so sad........I am glad they caught who did this to Officer Hastings. He definitely got what he deserved for killing another human.

Teresa B. Pistole (no rank)
mother of a King and Queen deputy

March 13, 2019

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