Trading shots with desperados | Bleader

Friday, March 28, 2008

Trading shots with desperados

Posted By on 03.28.08 at 01:55 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Original Caption: Chicago -- Braving bullets from a trapped safe-blowing gang, policeman Arthur Olsen trades shots with desperadoes as he seeks flimsy shelter behind a car. Olson injured his face when one of the gunmen fired through a plate glass of the currency exchange when he was the first to investigate the call. Olsen immediately called for re-enforcements for the battle, which lasted nearly an hour, in which two yeggs were slain, two captured, one believed to have escaped, and three policemen injured. (1947)

Great picture of a midcentury Chicago cop at work. (h/t Sam)

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

  • —30—

    A farewell, and some favorite pieces from the Reader.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Very Political Life of Bill Daley

    Bill Daley: lifetime centrist
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Hidden Hands

    The Hidden Hands

    In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
    • Jan 13, 2011
  • More »

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories