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

Patrolman Eugene Keegan and Lieutenant Edward Murphy were shot at killed at 131 E 35th Street during the arrest of an armed assailant while conducting a murder investigation.

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

The assailant was shot and killed by other officers.

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


  • Age 42
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 571

Incident Details

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

homicide investigation, murder suspect

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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)

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