Patrolman James McDowell

Patrolman James McDowell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 3, 1889

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James McDowell

Officer James McDowell responded to a tavern to assist a citizen at 43rd Street and State Street. After talking to the citizen, he suddenly pulled a revolver and shot Officer McDowell. Though wounded, Officer McDowell was able to assist in subduing his assailaint. The wound sufferend by Officer McDowell proved to be fatal.

Officer McDowell served with the Chicago Police Department for 14 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 763

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Officer McDowell's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-20-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 20, 2018

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