Thanks to the family of Sgt. Gill for the photos.
East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Sunday, September 6, 1908
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, September 6, 1908
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Detective Gill was shot and killed as he and another officer responded to a residential burglary call. The suspects had struck several homes in the area. Neighbors who observed the men leave one home and enter another called police.
Upon arrival at the scene the officers exchanged shots with the suspects. Detective Gill was fatally wounded and the other officer was seriously wounded, but recovered.
From the ODMP