P.O. Leroy N. Berry #12789

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Name: Berry, Leroy N.
Star: 12789
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 005
End of Watch: 09 October 1969
Incident Details: Police Officer Leroy Berry, 27, was a 3-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Kensington District. On October 9, 1969, Officer Berry was found shot in his squad car after going to investigate a disturbance behind a Church on the 9500 block of South Harvard Avenue. It is suspected that the officer had taken a man into custody who then shot the officer three times through the backseat. During the incident, Officer Berry’s gun, wallet and badge were taken. Officer Berry died A 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were taken into custody. Officer Berry is survived by his parents, four brothers, and three sisters.