Detective Wayne G. King #7413

Name: King, Wayne G.
Star: 7413
Memorial Panel #: 10
Rank: Detective
District / Unit: Office of Municipal Investigations
End of Watch: 12 July 1985
Incident Details: Detective Wayne King, 53, was a 22-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Office of Municipal Investigations. On July 12, 1985, Detective King and his partner, Cheriff Morgan, were executing arrest warrants to subjects wanted for impersonating police officers and shaking down businesses. The partners were in the 5000 block of South Michigan Avenue when they spotted a suspect, Roosevelt Carr, 35. Detective King began a foot pursuit of Carr, who had a warrant out for his arrest. Detective King ordered Carr to put his hands against a building. As Detective King was arresting Carr, the offender reached into his shoulder holster and gained control of his service weapon. Carr shot the detective two times at close range. Detective King died an hour later at Bernard Mitchell Hospital. Roosevelt Carr was charged with first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Detective Wayne King’s funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and he was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughters, Lorie and Jennifer; and a sister, Joan.