Patrolman Daniel J. Quinnan was shot and killed when he entered a downtown tavern during an armed robbery.
Shortly before Patrolman Quinnan arrived on a routine check of 646 South Wabash, a holdup man had lined several patrons against the wall and ordered the bartender to fill a paper bag with money from the register.
Patrolman Quinnan walked in and began to talk with the bartender when the gunman appeared and shot the detective in the chest before he had an opportunity to draw his weapon. The gunman stepped over the fallen detective and fled the scene. He was arrested a few hours later at a hotel several blocks south of the tavern.
Patrolman Quinnan was transported to Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Patrolman Quinnan was assigned to the 1st District. He was a 13 year veteran of the department and is survived by his wife. He had been awarded with 25 letters of commendation from the department.p