Detective-Sergeant Charles Paldina #493

Name: Paldina, Charles
Star: 493
Rank: Detective-Sergeant
District / Unit: Detective Division
End of Watch: 20-Jan-1922
Incident Details: Detective-Sergeant Charles Paldina, 33, was assigned to the Detective Division.

On January 20, 1922, Detective-Sergeant Paldina was searching for a wanted offender, Charles Neuman.  The detective-sergeant received a tip that Neuman was at a saloon in the 900 block of South Desplaines Street.  When Neuman spotted Detective-Sergeant Paldina he opened fire; wounding him.  The sergeant returned fire and fatally wounded the Neuman.  Both men were taken to Cook County Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

Detective-Sergeant Paldina was laid to rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife.