Death Classification: Line of Duty Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 7 years, 2 months, 30 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: District 26, 44th Precinct - Summerdale
District of Incident (Present Day): 019 - Town Hall
Cause of Death: Aggravated Battery - Blunt Trauma
Age at Time of Death: 36
Date of Birth: 02 Mar 1878
Date of Appointment: 02 Mar 1907
Date of Incident: 019 - Town Hall
End of Watch: 01 Jun 1914
Date of Interment: 04 Jun 1914
Cemetery: Montrose Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Panel # B-2
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 13
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 1, Line 43
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 58-E: 15
Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed
Military Service: No Military Record Found
Incident & Biographic Details
Patrolman Andrew Gartley, Star #4133, aged 36 years, was a 7 year, 2 month, 30 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the District 26, 44th Precinct – Summerdale.
On May 30, 1914, at 2:30 p.m., Officer Gartley, while on patrol, entered a tavern located at 2581 North Lincoln Avenue. Officer Gartley had entered the tavern to cash his paycheck and as he waited, a fight broke out between five patrons. As Officer Gartley attempted to break up the fight, the combatants suddenly turned on him. Officer Gartley was severely beaten and sustained serious injuries including a broken jaw in the fight. He lapsed into unconsciousness and was rushed to Alexian Brothers Hospital where he lingered, remaining unconscious until his death. He died from a hemorrhage as a result of his injuries at 12:00 a.m. on June 1, 1914.
On June 1, 1914, the Coroner in connection with Gartley’s death held David Kerr, Daniel McNamara and James Shearin to the Grand Jury. On October 28, 1918, all three men were acquitted and their cases stricken off the record by Judge Crowe.
Officer Gartley was waked at his residence located at 829 West Lill Avenue. His funeral mass was held at Montrose Cemetery. He was laid to rest on June 4, 1914 in Montrose Cemetery, 5400 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois.
Patrolman Andrew Gartley, born March 2, 1878, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on March 2, 1907 and was issued Star # Unknown. On October 1, 1908, he was issued Star #4183. On November 4, 1912, he was discharged from the Department. On December 20, 1912, he was reinstated to the Department and issued Patrolman Star #4133.
Officer Gartley was a member of the Chicago Policemen’s Benevolent & Welfare Association, Rutledge Camp No. 11347 Modern Woodmen of America and Court Clybourne No. 34 United Order of Foresters. He was survived by his wife, Emily; children: Andrew and Blanche, step-son, Edgar McBride and siblings: Charles, Ed, Elmer, George, John, Margaret Gallop and Mary Lewis.
Incident recorded under Chicago Police Historical Homicide Database, Case #3668.