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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Thank you all for your kind words. I am the great, great grandaughter of Patrolman Timothy Mahoney. And although I never knew him, I have immense respect for the sacrifice he made to serve the public and keep them safe. He left behind a wife and young daughter. May God bless him now and always!

Karen Fedyk

August 7, 2019

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