P.O. Raymond C. Kelly #5396

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Name: Kellyu, Raymond
Star: 5396
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Wabash Avenue Station
End of Watch: 03 April 1932
Incident Details: Police Officer Raymond Kelly, 31, was a 5-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Wabash Avenue Station.

On April 3, 1932, Officer Kelly and his partner, Robert Fawcett, responded to a residence in the 5700 block of South State Street. The owner of the home, Edward Wash, had murdered his wife and a boarder before barricading himself inside. When Officer Kelly knocked on the front door, Wash opened it and began firing; he fatally wounded the officer. Wash was eventually killed by responding officers. Officer Kelly died en route to a local hospital.

Officer Kelly was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, child, and four brothers, all CPD.