P.O. William D. Lundy #2179

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Name: Lundy, William D.
Star: 2179
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Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: New City Station
End of Watch: 09 December 1932
Incident Details: Police Officer William Lundy, 57, was a 27-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the New City Station. On December 9, 1932, Officer Lundy was fatally wounded while in a delicatessen on the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue. The officer was shot at approximately 3:00 p.m., when two offenders entered the establishment and attempted a robbery. Both suspects fled the scene.

Two men were pardoned after serving 11 years of their 99 year sentences. Their stories inspired the film noir “Call Northside 777.” The real murderers were never apprehended.

Officer Lundy is survived by his wife and seven children.