Patrolman William Charles Marsek

Patrolman William Charles Marsek

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, February 27, 1974

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William Charles Marsek

Patrolman William Charles Marsek and his partner, Patrolman Bruce N. Garrison, were killed during an arrest of a wanted fugitive.

The two officers, assigned to Area Six Special Operations, observed the man enter a tavern. When the officers entered the tavern they could not see because of the poor lighting. As the officers moved further inside, the wanted subject opened fired, striking the officers in the head and chest.

The assailant fled to Wisconsin. He was killed in a gun battle with Milwaukee Police.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 14086

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Patrolman Marsek.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

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