Chief of Police Harry Frank Magers

Chief of Police Harry Frank Magers

Elmhurst Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, November 2, 1920

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Harry Frank Magers

Chief Harry Magers was shot and killed when he responded to reports of robbery suspects at York and St. Charles roads. Two men were robbing people they came in contact with.

The shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. His accomplice, now 42, was apprehended in Huntington, West Virginia, on May 6, 1937. He was sentenced to one to 14 years for robbery. At the time he entered prison the shooter was also still in prison.

Chief Magers had served with the Elmhurst Police Department for one year.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Chief Magers,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces-especially during WW I.

R. I.P.

United States Border Patrol

November 2, 2020

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