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Anniversary of the Death of Officer John P. DeRossette
Start Date: 1/30/2020
End Date: 1/30/2020
This event recurs yearly until 1/30/2022.   Click here to see the series dates.
Event Description
Officer John P. DeRossette, 33, a mounted policeman, was shot by one of two robbery suspects whom he attempted to arrest at Brightwood and Roosevelt Avenues, at 4:15 in the afternoon of January 24, 1917.  The shot entered DeRossette's back and lodged in the abdomen.  Officer DeRossette died of his injuries at City Hospital on January 30. (Narrative)
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