Patrolman Leonard T. Jagla

Patrolman Leonard T. Jagla

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, September 4, 1928

Leonard T. Jagla

Patrolman Leonard T. Jagla was shot to death at 8:25 A.M. by one of three bandits whom the squad discovered in the act of robbing a cigar storekeeper at 905 S. Kedzie Avenue. Patrolman Jagla discovered the rear door through which the bandits made their break for liberty upon finding the place surrounded by police and was shot four times.

One of the bandits was captured. On September 19, 1928 he was held to the grand jury by the Coroner who recommended the arrest of his two accomplices. A second bandit was was arrested in Houston, Texas and brought back to chicago on November 18, 1928. He was placed in the custody of the Sheriff. On December 15, 1928 the gunman and second assailant were each sentenced to 14 years in the Joliet Penitentiary.

Patrolman Jagla worked at the 38th District and was attached to the Detective Bureau Squad 20-C. His wife, daughter and son survived him.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1151

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 2 arrested. 14 years Joliet Penitentiary

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Patrolman Jagla,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 4, 2018

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