|District / Unit:||Central Avenue Station|
|End of Watch:||04-Oct-1878|
|Incident Details:||Police Officer Albert Race, 30, was a 4-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Central Avenue Station.
On October 4, 1878, Officer Race was patrolling his beat when he noticed suspicious activity in front of Lesser Friedberg's Pawn Shop located in the 400 block of South State Street. The officer witnessed a man sitting in a wagon, George Freeman, and another man, Johnny Lamb, exiting the pawn shop. As the two sat in the wagon, Officer Race approached them. When the officer attempted to question them, Lamb opened fire on him. Officer Race was rushed by concerned citizens to a local pharmacy where he was pronounced dead.
Johnny Lamb was found guilty and sentenced to hang. At retrial, he was acquitted.
Officer Race was laid to rest in Pittston, Pennsylvania.