Patrolman Patrick J. McGovern

Patrolman Patrick J. McGovern

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 22, 1925

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Patrick J. McGovern

Officer Patrick McGovern was shot and killed when he was ambushed by armed robbers.

Officer McGovern was assigned to escort a theater employee carrying cash receipts to a bank. Officer McGovern was unaware that three armed offenders waited in a nearby parked automobile. As Officer McGovern and the citizen passed by, the offenders jumped from the car and opened fire. The brave officer died soon after of multiple gunshot wounds.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4336

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman McGovern, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2021

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