Patrolman Henry L. McDowell

Patrolman Henry L. McDowell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 7, 1892

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Henry L. McDowell

Patrolmen Henry McDowell and John Powell were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in Garfield Park on Lexington Street near Independence Boulevard.

The killer was also shot and killed.

Patrolman McDowell served with the Chicago Police Department for ten months and succumbed to his wounds the following day.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 1609

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 6, 1892
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

foot pursuit, warrant service

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice and may you always rest in peace knowing that your fellow law enforcement will always remember and thank you.

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

September 6, 2020

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