Sergeant Dennis J.
Whalen was shot by a bandit at 1549 East
Eighteenth Street December 31, 1923. Sgt. Dennis Whalen was sent on a stolen property call to a pawnshop on East 18th Street, on New Year's Eve, 1923. Two men began fighting with him. Sgt Whalen was shot before he could draw his weapon. He died from his injuries the next day.
On April 30, 1913, Sgt Whalen was responsible for the capture of the two men who killed Officer Andrew Lynch.
Sergeant Whalen joined the police department
in 1889, and had served as a beat patrolman,
a special guard, and an executive officer.
On April 30, 1913, he was responsible
for the capture of the two men who had
killed Officer Andrew Lynch.
Sergeant Whalen, born in Ireland, was survived by his wife, Annie.
Interred: Mount St. Mary's Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant