Name: Quinnan, Daniel J.
Star: 7899
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 001
End of Watch: 19 September 1966
Incident Details: Detective Daniel Quinnan, 38, was a 13-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 001 District — Vice. On September 19, 1966, Vice Detective Quinnan interrupted a robbery-in-progress occurring in a tavern near Balbo Street and Wabash Avenue. The detective intended to make a premise check, but was instead struck down by gun fire immediately upon entering the establishment. The armed robber, Paul Thetford, shot the detective in the chest and fled with $100. Detective Quinnan was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Paul Thetford, 29, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve 30-75 years in prison. Detective Quinnan’s funeral was held at St. Rita’s Church and he was laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and four sisters.


  • Your loving will always remember your love, generosity and your enthusiasm for life. We will will never forget you — Susan Zoladz-Chardin 07/14/2009 ****************

  • Paul E. Thedford born 8/17/1937 was the son of R.B. & Edna Thedford of Waxahachie Texas. His name was misspelled above. From what I have been told he got out of prison and went to California to live where his brother Billy Ray Thedford lives. However he would not abide by the law and his Brother told no longer has anything to do with him. He also has a younger Sister named Elizabeth Thedford who married an attorney and lives in Jackson Mississippi. His Mother & Father are deceased and are buried in Waxahachie Texas. His father was my grandfathers brother. I have never met this coward and if my luck holds out I never will. I regret this coward was a pat of my family and I apologize to his family for the pain, heartbreak and misery this coward caused you

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