Patrolman Patrick J. McGovern

Patrolman Patrick J. McGovern

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 22, 1925

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,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 22, 2017

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