P.O. Charles F. Pennell #1852

Name: Pennell, Charles F.
Star: 1852
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 028 Precinct
End of Watch: 12-Aug-1902
Incident Details: Police Officer Charles Pennell, 38, was a 15-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 28th Precinct.

On August 12, 1902, Officer Pennell and his partner, Timothy Devine, 42, attempted to apprehend two burglars at Jackson Boulevard and Ashland Avenue.  The officers recognized the offenders, Louis Stowkowski and Charles Krueger, and attempted to take them into custody when they were shot.  Officer Pennell was transported to Cook County Hospital and was able to give police a description of events before succumbing to his injuries.  Officer Devine died at the scene.

Officer Pennell’s funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrow Church and he was laid to rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife and four children.