Sergeant Edward W. Marpool

Sergeant Edward W. Marpool

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 26, 1920

Edward W. Marpool

Sergeant Edward Marpool responded to a citizen complaint of two men with guns. Upon seeng two suspicious men near an alley, Sergeant Marpool approached to investigate. One of the men suddenly drew a revolver and fired, killing Sergeant Marpool.

Over 300 officers cordoned off a section of the city while searching for the suspects. The suspect subsequently was engaged in four different shootouts with officers; he was eventually shot and killed.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 618

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sergeant Marpool's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-21-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

July 24, 2018

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