Patrolman Michael A. Madigan

Patrolman Michael A. Madigan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, June 18, 1926

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Michael A. Madigan

Officer Michael Madigan was shot and killed during an inspection of a soft drink parlor.

Officer Madigan was conducting a liquor inspection inside a soft drink parlor during the days of Prohibition. As Officer Madigan searched for illegal alcohol in a cupboard behind the bar, the bartender pulled out a revolver and fired. Officer Madigan's partner returned fire wounding the bartender. Officer Madigan was seriously wounded and died later in a hospital.

The suspect was tried and acquitted.

Officer Madigan was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 5347

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Acquitted

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Please know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice and you will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

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

June 18, 2020

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