Patrolman Nicholas John Malambri

Patrolman Nicholas John Malambri

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, January 11, 1931

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Nicholas John Malambri

Patrolman Nicholas Malambri was shot and killed in Chicago, Illinois, after discovering a railroad employee stealing blankets from a passenger coach.

As Patrolman Malambri placed the man under arrest near Grand Avenue and Artesian Avenue the subject suddenly turned and shot him. The man fled but was later arrested by local officers and admitted to the murder.

Patrolman Malambri had served with the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department for four years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

arrest, larceny

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Actualities in this case are that the man, who was involved in the altercation which led to a gun going off was a homeless man, (not a railway employee), stealing a blanket in the dead of winter on a freezing night. The officer chose to insist on taking back the blanket and when the man resisted there was an altercation. The officer has a history of numerous lodged complaints surrounding incidents of senseless and impulsive attention getting behavior. The corroboration of the facts of this case can be substantiated an issue of The Chicago Tribune reporting from the files from the Class I Railway.

Beatrice Calhoon
Writer and Historian

October 21, 2018

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