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- Dec. 16, 1944 -
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Chicago Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 16, 1944
Race/Sex: Black Male
Agency
Dept: Chicago Police Dept. - IL
3510 South Michigan Avenue   
Chicago, IL   60653   USA
(312)744-4000
County: Cook
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 2969
On The Job: 4 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Sat. Dec. 16, 1944
Summary: Patrolman Ezra Caldwell and Patrolman Samuel Black were shot and killed after responding to reports of a domestic disturbance.

The suspect had just shot and killed his wife as the two officers arrived on the scene. He shot Patrolman Black in the face and killed him as he entered the apartment. The suspect then fled downstairs and exchanged shots with Patrolman Caldwell. The assailant was shot three times and wounded, and Patrolman Caldwell was fatally wounded when the officer slipped and fell as he tried to take cover. The suspect was shot three more times by other responding officers but recovered to stand trial, and was executed in October of 1945.

Patrolman Caldwell was assigned to the South Wabash Avenue Station. Officer Caldwell is survived by his wife

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