Sergeant William T. Shanley #760


Name: Shanley, William T.
Star: 760
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Sergeant
District / Unit: Detective Division - Area 1
End of Watch: 14 December 1933
Incident Details: Sergeant William Shanley, 42, was a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Detective Bureau. On December 13, 1922, Sergeant Shanley and Detective Frank Hopkins received a tip that “Three-Fingered” Jack Hamilton, meber of the Dillinger Gang, was in an auto shop. The officers arrived at the scene and announced themselves as police officers, when Hamilton drew a gun and shot Sergeant Shanley. Hamilton fled the scene. Sergeant Shanley succumbed to his injuries at Edgewater Hospital.

Sergeant William Shanley is survived by his wife, Margaret and children, Margaret, William, James and Patricia.