P.O. George H. Trumbull #899

Name: Trumbull, George H.
Star: 899
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 004 Precinct
End of Watch: 17-Aug-1914
Incident Details: Police Officer George Trumbull, 37, was a 5-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 4th Precinct.

On August 17, 1914, Officer Trumbull was alerted to a home invasion in the 2500 block of South State Street.  Neighborhood residents heard the screams of a woman and entered the home in an effort to rescue her.  The offender, Simon Hogan, drew a weapon and began to assault two of the male rescuers.  Another resident alerted Officer Trumbull.  Officer Trumbull rushed to the home where he attempted to subdue Hogan.  As he attempted to hold Hogan, the offender drew a weapon and shot the officer five times.  Hogan fled the scene and was stopped by two officers a few blocks away from the home.  When the officers questioned him, he informed them about the shooting and claimed that he was running in fear for his life.  The partners realized their mistake once they arrived at the scene.  Officer Trumbull died at the scene.

Simon Hogan was later apprehended.  He was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Trumbull was laid to rest in Oak Woods Cemetery.