P.O. William A. Fuller #3327

Name: Fuller, William A.
Star: 3327
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 001
End of Watch: 01 April 1953
Incident Details: Assistant Desk Sergeant William A. Fuller, 49, was a 27-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 001 District. On April 1, 1953, Officer Fuller was a patron at a liquor store on the 2300 block of North Clark Street when a robbery-in-progress occurred. Armed robber, James Boswell entered the store first and then his accomplices, Robert Stanley and Salvatore LoSchiavo. Officer Fuller and Boswell both drew weapons and fatally injured each other. Stanley and LoSchiavo fled the scene when the shooting began.

Salvatore LoSchiavo was found not guilty. Robert Stanley was acquitted of all charges.

Officer Fuller’s funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica and he was laid to rest in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Thelma; and daughter, Mary.