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Chief of Detectives Patrick Gill

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 6, 1908

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Reflections for Chief of Detectives Patrick Gill

The other officer that was wounded, Ransom Payne, later became Chief-of-Police for East St Louis, and was chief during the Race Riot of July 2,1917. Chief Payne was my great uncle, and I'm a retired police sergeant with the Mt Vernon, Il Police Dept.

(ret) SGT Roy E. Payne
Mt Vernon, Il Police Dept

February 17, 2017

Rest in Peace, Chief of Detectives Gill. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

My great uncle, Ransom Payne,was the officer who was with Chief of Detectives Gill that night. Ransom survived his wounds and later became Chief of Police during the infamous 1917 Race Riot. He served on the police force from 1905-1927. I'm a retired street sergeant with the Mt Vernon Il Police Dept. (Mr Larry Gill, if you read this entry please contact me at as i would love to have a copy of the newspaper articles.). (Ret) Sgt Roy E. Payne.

(Ret) Sgt Roy E. Payne
Mt Vernon Police Dept

May 16, 2012

My grandmother was married to Patrick Gill at the time of his death. I have original newspaper clippings, kept by his wife Maude, reporting the events that lead to his death. It is heart breaking to read about these tragic events that totally changed the life of my grandmother, and the hardships she faced after his death. I am proud to be related to such a hero.

Larry Gill

June 11, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 102nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 6, 2010

Rest in Peace. Always Remembered.

Dy M. Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff' Office LA

September 6, 2006

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