Patrolman James Aloysius Henry

Patrolman James Aloysius Henry

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, December 1, 1925

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James Aloysius Henry

Officer James A. Henry succumbed to gunshot wound sustained four days earlier when and his partner were inside a soft drink parlor at 5253 South Halstead Street during their tour of duty watching a nearby residence. Both officers had been detailed there in hopes to arrest a subject wanted for the murder of Special Agent Edwin Shannan of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 11, 1925.

While inside the business three armed robbers entered through a backdoor and immediately opened fire and exchanged gunshots with both officers, striking Officer Carroll in the head killing him. Officer Henry was struck in the abdomen and managed to crawl outside to get help by a taxi driver that took him to the hospital where he succumbed to his gunshot wound four days later.

Officer Henry was a U.S Navy veteran of World war I and had served with the Chicago Police Department for four years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3275
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 27, 1925
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

murder suspect, plainclothes, stakeout

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Patrolman Henry,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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December 1, 2020

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