Patrolman Eugene J. Keegan

Patrolman Eugene J. Keegan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, February 9, 1928

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Eugene J. Keegan

Officer Eugene Keegan and Lieutenant Edward Murphy were killed during an arrest of an armed offender. Officer Kegan and Lieutenant Murphy were conducting an extensive murder investigation.

The officers went to the apartment of a man who had just murdered two employees of a packing plant. Upon arrival, the gunman resisted and fired a barrage of bullets. Both Officer Kegan and Lieutenant Murphy sustained multile and fatal wounds.

The assailant was shot and killed by back-up officers; his brother was also killed in the crossfire.

Officer Keegan had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his father and sister. He is buried at Cavalry Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 571

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always and know that your law enforcement family will never forget.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 9, 2021

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