Patrolman Timothy Mahoney

Patrolman Timothy Mahoney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, June 12, 1881

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Timothy Mahoney

Patrolman Timothy Mahoney was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest two burglary suspects at West 37th Street and South Halsted Street.

He was alerted by a citizen that two burglary suspects were standing nearby. As officer Mahoney confronted the two men, one of the offenders was able to draw and fire two shots, killing him.

Neither subject was ever apprehended.

Patrolman Mahoney was a U.S Army veteran of the Civil war and served with the Chicago Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 230
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 11, 1881
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended


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Time will never erase your service and sacrifice sir, and the cowards who did this have surely answered to a higher court and power. To your great, great granddaughter who posted above, please know that Patrolman Mahoney will always be remembered by his LE brethren and his legacy lives on.

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

June 12, 2020

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