Patrolman John Keegan

Patrolman John Keegan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, November 4, 1887

John Keegan

Officer John Keegan was found with a fatal gunshot wound several hours after failing to check in with his station.

While patrolling his beat, Officer Keegan would report to the station from a patrol box every hour, confirming that all is well. Abruptly, the calls stopped coming after 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 3. Hours later, Officer Keegan was found mortally wounded with a gunshot wound to the head near Albany Avenue and Polk Street. His murder remains unsolved.

Officer Keegan was assigned to the West Madison Street station. He was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 768

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Keegan's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-19-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 19, 2018

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