P.O. Patrick Fenton #1169

Name: Fenton, Patrick
Star: 1169
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 019 Precinct
End of Watch: 27-Feb-1898
Incident Details: Police Officer Patrick Fenton, 36, was an 11-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 019 Precinct.

On February 27, 1898, Officer Fenton and his partner, Daniel Carey, responded to a domestic disturbance occurring in an apartment building.  The offender, Michael Clark, had threatened to murder his family and landlord.  Fearing that Clark would harm his family, the brave officers entered the second-floor apartment and were immediately met with gunfire.  Officer Carey was shot and later recovered.  Officer Fenton succumbed to his injuries.

Michael Clark was confined to a mental institution.

Officer Fenton's funeral mass was held at his home and he was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.