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New Hero Search Edgar J. Chatterton - Dec. 12, 1932 (14070)

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Berwyn Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 12, 1932
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 33 yrs. of age
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Dept: Berwyn Police Dept.
IL   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 228
On The Job: 1 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Mon. Dec. 12, 1932
Summary: Patrolman Edgar Chatterton and Sergeant Frank Svec were shot and killed by a man they attempted to serve a warrant on for truancy as he had refused to send his two children to school because he opposed vaccination.

As the two officers stood on the front porch of the home, the suspect fired several times through his glass front door.

The suspect was captured a few minutes later and stated he thought the two officers were burglars, but was convicted of both murders and sentenced to life in prison on August 2, 1933.

Patrolman Chatterton had served with the Berwyn Police Department for one year. He was survived by his mother.

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