Patrolman Erwin Jackson

Patrolman Erwin Jackson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 24, 1969

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Erwin Jackson

Patrolman Erwin Jackson was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer. Jackson and his partner, both Maxwell Street task force policemen, responded to a call that a man with a gun was threatening customers in the tavern at 3320 West Roosevelt Road.

The officers ordered the gunman to drop his weapon. When he refused, Officer Jackson's partner tried to wrestle the weapon from him. In the struggle, three shots were fired., two shots struck the gunman, one shot struck Officer Jackson in the chest.

Officer Jackson was transported to Cook County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He is survied by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 12433

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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Erwin Jackson was an incredible husband, father and police officer.

All that I am and all that I have become is the result of him instilling his values in me and my sisters. I will always love you. Rest In Peace Dad!

Darrell B. Jackson
Darrell B Jackson, Son

April 1, 2018

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