Detective Edward Madden

Detective Edward Madden

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 2, 1972

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Edward Madden

Detective Edward Madden was accidentally shot by a fellow officer during a search for a robbery suspect at 1464 West Olive Avenue.

He was searching the second floor of the building when another officer mistook him for the suspect and fired at him from the front door. The officer thought he was firing at the suspect.

Detective Madden had served with the Chicago Police Department and was assigned to the Damen Avenue Station Detective Bureau. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 7711

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 28, 1972

robbery, mistaken identity

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Det. Madden,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 2, 2022

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