Patrolman James F. Looney

Patrolman James F. Looney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, May 1, 1918

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James F. Looney

Officer James Looney succumbed to wounds received two weeks earlier during an armed robbery.

Officer Looney observed two men enter a lounge on West 22nd Street. Patrolman Looney, who was leaving the saloon, was shot when he attempted to pull his revolver and stop the robbery. The gunshot wound turned gangrenes, causing his death.

Officer Looney was assigned to the 15th Precinct. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 821

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 18, 1918
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Officer Looney's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 6-30-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

June 30, 2018

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