P.O. Oscar Brosseau #174

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Name: Brosseau, Oscar
Star: 174
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Fillmore Station
End of Watch: 20 June 1933
Incident Details: Police Officer Oscar Brosseau, 55, was a 27-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Fillmore Station.

On June 1, 1933, Officer Brosseau was detailed to protect a bakery from protesting union workers. An unidentified man snuck up from behind the officer, grabbed his ankles and threw him off his feet. When Officer Brosseau fell to the ground he fractured his knee cap and was left helpless to the crowd’s whim. Unable to protect himself, the crowd turned on the officer and severely beat him. Officer Brosseau was found by arriving officers and rushed to St Anthony’s Hospital. He died on June 20, 1933, the day of his eighth wedding anniversary.

Officer Brosseau was laid to rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Nellie; mother, Virginia; a sister, and two brothers. His brother George was assigned to the Warren Avenue Station.