P.O. Gilbert E. Reynolds

Name: Reynolds, Gilbert E.
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: West Madison Street Station
End of Watch: 05-Dec-1877
Incident Details: Police Officer Gilbert Reynolds, 37, was a 6-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the West Madison Street Station.

On December 5, 1877, Officer Reynolds was fatally wounded when another officer’s service weapon accidentally fell from his coat and discharged.  Officer Reynolds succumbed to his injuries four hours later.

Officer Reynolds was survived by his wife and daughter.