Sergeant Otha M. LeMons

Sergeant Otha M. LeMons

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1974

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Otha M. LeMons

Sergeant Otha LeMons was shot and killed during an armed robbery at 62 East 103rd Street.

Sergeant LeMons observed three armed men enter a lounge and announce a robbery. As Sergeant LeMons attempted to prevent the crime, one of the gunmen fired his weapon, fatally wounding him.

All three subjects, ages 17, 18, and 26, were apprehended. The two youngest subjects were convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 to 40 years.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1048

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

juvenile offender, robbery

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 5, 2020

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