P.O. Hamp T. McMikel Jr.

Name: Hamp T. McMikel Jr.
Rank: Sergeant
Star #: 1541
Unit: 5th District
EOW: November 20, 1982

Incident Details:
While off-duty, Sergeant Hamp T. McMikel Jr. was shot and killed during an armed robbery at 4135 S. Lake Shore Drive. Sergeant McMikel was ambushed by a gang of gunmen while using a pay phone around 8:20 P.M. on November 20, 1982. Sergeant McMikel announced he was a police officer and drew his .38 revolver. Shots were exchanged and Sergeant McMikel fell to the ground. A passing motorist saw McMikel slumped beneath the phone and notified police. Sergeant McMikel was transported to Michael Reese Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds in the emergency room at 10:00 P.M. He was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Sergeant McMikel was a 32-year-veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Ray Greer, one of the gunmen, confessed to Sergeant McMikel’s murder and was sentenced to life in prison.