Ill. officer slain in 1853 finally honored


By Angela Rozas
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Chicago police may soon have a new cop to honor as its first officer slain in the line of duty.

In an about-face from previous police administrations, Supt. Jody Weis has applied to add Constable James Quinn to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, saying he was killed in the line of duty in 1853. He was fatally beaten.

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