Ill. cop killer, denied parole, dies in prison
Lifelong criminal Henry Michael Gargano, 79, died behind bars
By PoliceOne Staff
CHICAGO — A former Chicago inmate who killed two police officers in a bank robbery died in prison, the Chicago Tribune reported.
PoliceOne columnist Chuck Remsberg outlines Gargano’s lengthy criminal history, which began with a trip to a juvenile delinquency center at age 14 for a restaurant burglary. “At 17, he robbed a grocery store with a sawed-off shotgun,” Remsberg stated. “At 20, committed armed robbery of a law firm and at 24, knocked over an Indiana bank.”
“I don’t feel any remorse for those dead cops,” Gargano said in 1981, 14 years after the 1967 double homicide.
Gargano was considered for parole in December 2010 as medical treatment grew expensive and reports of “clear conduct” for more than a decade came in from corrections officers.
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