Sergeant Hamp T. McMikel, Jr.

Sergeant Hamp T. McMikel, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 20, 1982

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Hamp T. McMikel, Jr.

Sergeant Hamp T. McMikel was shot and killed during an armed robbery attempt at 4135 S. Lake Shore Drive.

Sergeant McMikel was off duty and stopped his car to use a payphone at about 8:45 pm. When he stepped out of his vehicle, three armed men accosted him and attempted to rob him. Sergeant McMikel announced he was a police officer and drew his .38 revolver. Shots were exchanged and he was fatally wounded. A passing motorist saw Sergeant McMikel slumped beneath the phone and notified police.

He was transported to Michael Reese Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

One of the assailants was found wounded several hundred feet from the scene between a set of Illinois Central Gulf railroad tracks.

Sergeant McMikel was assigned to the Kensington District.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge 1541

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Arrested

off duty, robbery

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Rest in peace Sergeant McMikel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 20, 2019

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