Patrolman
Martin J. O'Brien
East Chicago Police Department
Thursday, May 24, 1934

Age: 44
Served: 14 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 50E, Line 14
Panel L19, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, May 24, 1934
11:25 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Gary Road near Cline Avenue, East Chicago
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
North
Weapon Used:
Rifle; Machine gun
Suspect Info:
The Dillinger Gang
Burial Location:
Calvary Cemetery, Portage

   Patrolman Martin O'Brien and Patrolman Francis Mulvihill were shot and killed by four men believed to be part of the Dillinger Gang. The officers were patrolling a rural section of Gary Road when they stopped to talk with four men standing next to a car. Without warning, the suspects opened fire with machine guns, striking both officers multiple times. The suspects then fled the scene.

   Patrolman O'Brien was survived by his wife and three children.