Sergeant Gerald E. Doll #477

Name: Doll, Gerald E.
Star: 477
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Sergeant
District / Unit: 015
End of Watch: 29 May 1967
Incident Details: Sergeant Gerald Doll, 38, was a 12-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Austin District.

On March 29, 1967, Sergeant Doll was in-pursuit of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle driven by Gary Horton, crashed at Cicero Avenue after attempting to turn east onto Shakespeare Avenue. Sergeant Doll exited his squad car when Horton opened fire and shot the sergeant with a shotgun. Officer Redden, an assisting officer, arrived at the scene when Sergeant Doll collapsed. He pursued Horton and his female occupant, Delia Jones, and opened fire on the pair. Jones was hit and later found hiding in a nearby garage. Horton was shot and found dead in a yard the next morning. Sergeant Doll succumbed to his injuries at St. Anne’s Hospital.

Gary Horton had served three years at Joliet State Penitentiary for auto theft. While in prison, he wrote a book about an armed robber who died in a gun battle with police.

Delia Ann Jones, 26, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to serve 8-20 years in prison.

Sergeant Doll’s funeral mass was held at St. Lucy’s Church and he was laid to rest in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and five children: Gerald, Joseph, Marianne, Margaret, and Donald.