Police Officer William Charles Marsek

Police Officer William Charles Marsek

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, February 27, 1974

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William Charles Marsek

Police Officer William Charles Marsek and Police Officer 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 at 1818 West Foster Avenue. 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 fire, striking them in the head and chest.

The assailant fled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was later killed in a shootout with 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 always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 27, 2021

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