William H. Dallas escaped slavery, only to die in the line of duty as a policeman

William H. Dallas was born into slavery and escaped to Chicago, Illinois, before enlisting in the Union Army and becoming a police officer in Quincy. He had served with the Quincy Police Department for two years when he was shot and killed, becoming the first known African-American law enforcement officer killed in the line of...

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