P.O. Charles R. Conlon #104

Name: Conlon, Charles R.
Star: 104
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 001 Precinct
End of Watch: 16-Dec-1920
Incident Details: Police Officer Charles Conlon, 69, was a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 1st Precinct.

On December 16, 1920, Officer Conlon was on his way home after finishing his tour of duty when he was alerted to a robbery-in-progress in a pharmacy at Clark and Randolph Streets.   Officer Conlon drew his gun and entered the pharmacy and ordered the men to halt.  Offender, Thomas Heavy, opened fire and shot the officer in the abdomen.  Another officer who had arrived, fatally wounded Heavy.  Officer Conlon was rushed to Iroquois Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Heavy’s accomplices, William Bickel and Arthur Franzen were charged with murder.

Officer Conlon was laid to rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery.