East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Saturday, August 5, 1916
Tour of Duty: 3 years, 5 months
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 5, 1916
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Detective Madden was shot and killed by two brothers who were seeking revenge against police for the arrest of their brother-in-law.
The brothers, who were drunk, had gone to the police station and reported they had been robbed of $8 by a prostitute. Detective Madden and another detective accompanied the men to the alleged crime scene and began to look around. When they returned to the car they found the two brothers asleep in the back. As Detective Madden awakened them one of the brothers drew a pistol and stuck in Detective Madden's chest.
A struggle ensued and the suspect shot Detective Madden in the stomach and chest. The suspect was shot by returned fire as the other brother fled on foot. Both men were taken into custody. Investigation revealed that the two had made up the robbery story in order to lure the detectives away from the police station.
Detective Madden had served with the agency for just over three years.
From the ODMP