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.

Patrolman McCormick and Sergeant Crowley went 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. Sergeant Crowley ordered him to get dressed.

As he was sitting on the couch getting dressed, the offender pulled out a revolver from under the couch. He ordered the detectives, "Don't move and you won't get hurt". Shots were exchanged between the gunman and Patrolman McCormick.

Patrolman Donald McCormick and Sergeant Edward Crowley were both shot and killed in the exchange.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair October 17, 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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 8, 2013

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