|District / Unit:||007 District|
|End of Watch:||07-Jan-1924|
|Incident Details:||Police Officer Vincent Skiba, 52, was assigned to the 7th District.On January 7, 1924, Officer Skiba and his partner, Joseph Lamb, spotted three wanted offenders at Merrill Avenue and 79th Street. The offenders — Henry Wilson, Samuel Dalton, and Eddie Duncan — opened fire on the officers. Officer Skiba was fatally wounded at the scene. A priest nearby read him his Last Rites as he succumbed to his injuries.
All three men were found guilty. Henry Wilson and Samuel Dalton were sentenced to hang. Eddie Duncan was sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Skiba was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery.