Patrolman Donald E. McCormick

Patrolman Donald E. McCormick

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 14, 1950

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Donald E. McCormick

Patrolmen Donald E. McCormick and Sergeant Edward Crowley were shot and killed while investigating a domestic disturbance at 2343 Maypole Avenue.

They had gone to the home and were met at the door by the wife. As the officers began to look around they found the man standing in a closet in his underwear and Sergeant Crowley instructed him to get dressed.

As he was sitting on the couch getting dressed, the offender pulled out a revolver from under the couch. The subject and the officers exchanged shot and both Patrolman McCormick and Sergeant Edward Crowley killed.

The man was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and executed in the electric chair on October 17th, 1952.

Patrolman McCormick is survived by his parents.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 7330

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed in 1952


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 14, 2020

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