Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 12 years, 11 months, 11 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: 22nd District - Maxwell

District of Incident (Present Day): 001 - Central

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Gunfire - Enemy

Age at Time of Death: 35


Date of Birth: 02 Oct 1894

Date of Appointment: 12 Dec 1917

Date of Incident: 001 - Central

End of Watch: 23 Nov 1930

Date of Interment: 26 Nov 1930


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery - Evanston, Illinois
 Grave Location: Lot N7, Block 34, Section S
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Panel # C-2

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 3

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 2, Line 28

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 24-E: 1

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed



 Military Service: No Military Record Found


Incident & Biographic Details

Patrolman Hubert Joseph Dillon, Star #4957, aged 35 years, was a 12 year, 11 month, 11 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 22nd District – Maxwell.

On November 23, 1930, at 2:45 p.m., Officer Dillon, a squad leader, and his squad, Patrolmen Patrick F. Gaynor and Robert Irwin, monitored a radio flash message and responded to a fight between two men in a gangway at 632 West O’Brien Street. Carter and another black man, Mayo McCulley of 632 West O’Brien Street, had been fighting and neighbors turned in an alarm. As Officer Dillon was exiting his squad car, he was shot by McKinley Carter of 639 West Maxwell Street. Officers Gaynor and Irwin immediately opened fire fatally wounding Carter. McCulley then moved forward in an attempt to attack the officers with a knife. McCulley was apprehended and placed into custody. Officers Gaynor and Irwin then commandeered a passing auto and transported Officer Dillon to Mother Cabrini Hospital on South Racine Street. Officer Dillon was transported to Mother Cabrini Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival on November 23, 1930.

McCulley, later told police that he had been arguing with Carter after they had been drinking. He acknowledged that neighbors called the police on them. He also stressed the fact that he was unaware that Carter was in possession of a gun. McCulley later committed suicide.

Officer Dillon was laid to rest on November 26, 1930 in Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. His grave is located in Grave –, Lot N7, Block 34, Section S.

Patrolman Hubert Joseph Dillon, born October 2, 1894, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on December 12, 1917. He earned 6 Credible mentions during his career.

Officer Dillon was survived by his children, mother, two sisters and brother, Michael who had died in April 1930. Since the death of Dillon’s brother, he had been caring for his two nephews and niece.

Incident recorded under Chicago Police Historical Homicide Database, Case #9861.